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Austrian, German, and Swiss Cultural Events

To receive email notification about Austrian, German and Swiss cultural events, please sign up at This events site changed to an email group in 2014. This site had been online since the 1990s, but will function now only as an email list.

For the Alpine Dancers, please see

For the Alpine Singers, please see

For Viennese waltz lessons and balls, FAQ, and advice on travel to Vienna, please see

Information on trips to Vienna or see the link from

Viennese Ball Opening Committee ("Cotillions") have been performing at Viennese balls in Washington since 1997, as described at that page. For information about Viennese balls and similar events, you may sign up for Carol's Viennese waltz e-mail list at

DC Karneval Dancers, trained by the Traxlers, the troupe has performed at local Karneval and Fasching celebrations.

Below are links to other email groups and event sites that are maintained elsewhere.

Austrian Embassy Cultural Events

Goethe Institut Washington Cultural Events (for the German Embassy)

Swiss Embassy Events

Kennedy Center Millenium Stage - FREE performances at 6 pm.

Strathmore Events at Strathmore Hall and Strathmore Mansion, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda (Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro).

The Embassy Series distinctive concerts held at area embassies and ambassadors' residences. Call (202) 625-2361; or order tickets easily online. See the web site for details and tickets.

CONTINENTALS schedule (Polka! Polka! Polka!) | Mike Surratt's ECB (Variety Dance Music, including Ballroom)

"Alte Kameraden" Blaskapelle Schedule (German band)


The United Church Concerts and Lectures at The United Church / Die Vereinigte Kirche in cooperation with the Cultural Department of the German Embassy in Washington. Dr. David Montgomery, Director.

Things To Do DC

Washington Saengerbund concerts and other events

Goethe Institut Washington

National Gallery of Art for information on ballroom dance

Waltz Time Dances at Glen Echo Park for Sunday dances organized by Donna Barker and others. Every April there is a very nice Viennese Ball, "An Evening with Strauss" held at Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom, featuring the Old Vienna orchestra.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington for English country, contra, folk dance, and more.

Viennese Ball excellent site by Nelson Bridwell. For ball schedule, click on "Calendar."

Film Programs - ongoing: National Gallery of Art | Library of Congress | Goethe Institut

Visions of Austria online video

Austrian Folk Dance Workshop led by Herbert and Carol Traxler (2011)

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