You’re invited to our 51. Stiftungsfest!

stiftungsfestCelebrate 51 great years of music and dancing with the Alpen Schuhplattlers!

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM – Midnight at the Teutonia Männerchor
  • Music by the Barons
  • Dance performance by the Alpen Schuhplattlers
  • Tickets $12 adults / $5 kids 12 and under
  • Contact Marina Ruggiero at 412-491-0577 or
  • Dinner available in the Ratskellar for a separate charge






(Photo courtesy of Peter Hargreaves.)

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A wie Alpen Schuhplattler

Learning about Bavarian culture is as easy as A-B-C at our High School Event!

We offer this special event to German students on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Don’t wait, reservations are due by February 17!

Find out more here.

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

st nicholas 1The Alpen Schuhplattlers wish everyone a joyous holiday season!   May St. Nicholas fill your shoes with treats!

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Harmony WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market)

Harmony Weihnachtsmarkt

Blacksmith at the Harmony Weihnachtsmarkt. (Image courtesy of the Harmony Museum)

Catch up with the Alpen Schuhplattlers at the annual WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market) in Harmony, PA on November 8 and 9, 2014.  Here’s our performance schedule:

Saturday, November 8: 12:0012:30 PM and 4:154:45 PM

Sunday, November 9: 2:15 – 2:45 PM and  3:30 – 4:00 PM

Holiday shopping and German dancing a great combo for a beautiful fall weekend!

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Scott Township Oktoberfest

Come to Scott Township’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4th!  The Alpen Schuhplattlers are dancing at 1:00PM.


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Glass Fest & Ren Fest

Enjoy the first weekend of autumn with the Alpen Schuhplattlers!  We’re performing at two festivals on Sunday, September 28, 2014.




(Photo courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.)

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Hofbrauhaus and Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest

Break out the lederhosen and dirndls!  Catch the Alpen Schuhplattlers at our upcoming performances:

  • On Saturday, September 20th, we’re dancing at Hofbrahaus Pittsburgh’s Oktoberfest at 2:00 PM and 3:15 PM.
  • On Sunday, September 21st, we’re dancing at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg, PA at 12:30 PM.

See you there!


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Forward march!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers are marching in the German Alliance parade on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Marchers will parade down East Ohio Street through Pittsburgh’s historic Deutschtown neighborhood, starting at 11 AM. This year’s German-American honorees are Jim Falcioni — musician, impresario, dancer, producer, and long-time member of the Alpen Schuhplattlers! — and Dr. Peter Safar, the father of modern emergency medicine.


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See you at the Erie German Heritage Festival!

Join the Alpen Schuhplattlers at the Erie German Heritage Festival on Labor Day Weekend, 2014! Performance times:

Saturday, August 30th: 1:30 – 2:00 PM & 4:00-4:30 PM
Sunday, August 31st: 1:00-1:30 PM & 3:30-4:00 PM

St. Nick’s Grove, 5131 Old French Rd, Erie, PA, 16509


(Image courtesy of DANK Erie.)

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Alpen Bavarian Fest with musical guest Alex Meixner

Alex Meixner Our Alpen Bavarian Fest is coming up on August 9, 2014! Join the Alpen Schuhplattlers for an evening of dancing and music with Grammy nominee Alex Meixner at the Teutonia Männerchor from 7:30PM – midnight.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. A delicious buffet dinner will be served in the Ratskellar from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for a separate charge.

For more information and tickets, please contact:

Marina Ruggiero at 412-491-0577 (


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