On April 16, 1935, a group of German Americans met at Stadt München, a Gasthaus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, expressing a heartfelt desire to uphold and carry on the customs, music and dance of Bavaria. The Bayrische Gebirgs Trachten Erhaltungs Verein (BGTEV) D’Holzhacker Buam was established and its members continue to maintain these traditions to the present day.
Founded in 1957 by a group of German enthusiasts who wanted to maintain the German culture and its music in the U.S., the Spielmannzug Milwaukee Drum and Bugle Corps brings the fanfaren with fifes, drums, lyres, hunting horns and cymbals.
Founded in 1928, D'Oberlandlers uphold traditional dances, music, costumes, and customs of Bavaria.
Proudly carrying on the traditions of their forefathers, United Donauschwaben of Milwaukee will showcase both their Jugend (youth) and Kultur Gruppes. Stop by the home of the UDoM, The Schwabenhof Restaurant and Biergarten, in Menomonee Falls, WI for a fabulous fish fry and a stein!