2017 Culture Pavilion Feature: German Traditions
Culture Pavilion Hours
See displays from member organizations of German Fest featuring pictures, posters and memorabilia. NEW DISPLAYS every year! Participate in the Passport Program featuring questions about the rivers to help our young people learn more about Germany.
A variety of books, postcards, cookbooks and other items will be available for purchase.
EUROPEAN TRAIN ENTHUSIASTS
The Milwaukee Chapter of ETE, the premiere North American organization focused on educating the public on the subject of European Railroading returns to German Fest! Delight in this beautiful display!
GERMAN LANGUAGE GAMES
Kids of ALL ages can come and test their German language knowledge with games like “Worterklatsche,” German Scrabble, Word Searches, “Zungenbrecher” (Tongue Twisters), matching German words to pictures and other German language games.
HANDWERKER (Craftsmen) and artists demonstrate their talents and display their products.
Wooden Shoe Carvers from Mequon, WI will demonstrate the carving from 1:00 to 7:00 approximately in the Handwerker section of the Pavilion. They are keeping the craft alive that 92 year old Bob Siegel, Jr. learned in the Netherlands. Bob has been making wooden shoes for 44 years.
Master Sculptor Bryan Berenson will again be creating a Masterpiece before your eyes.
Wolfgang Schweizer, German Blacksmith, LLC
Wolfgang will demonstrate and teach those who have always wanted to try to forge!
Meet Ryan Mueller, a young organ builder, who will have models of organs being built and also working organs that he will play for you.
Spinning Wheel demonstrations take place Saturday and Sunday.
HISTORY & GENEALOGY
Genealogists will be available to look up your family tree.
Relax while being entertained by local musicians, a marionette puppet show or travel films. For the complete Musikgarten schedule, click here.
GERMAN-AMERICAN SOCIETIES CONTEST
The German-American Societies of Milwaukee held a contest in 2016, open to Wisconsin students ages 8 – 15 years old. The theme was “Places Germans Built in America”. Stop by the Culture Pavilion and check out the winning entries!