Golden Gate Bavarian Club

Bayerischer Heimat- und Trachtenverein

The mountain region of southern Bavaria holds deep and time-honoured traditions. They include regional dialects, costumes, dances and music. The members of the Golden Gate Bavarian Club, as a not-for-profit corporation, preserve these values and pass them on to future generations by performing for audiences in San Francisco, Oakland and the greater Bay Area.
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Asker garmisch02 Asks:
Hi, I'm going to be in SF in June. Is there any event already planned? I am from Garmisch, originally, therefore I usually wear the Tracht almost every day... Please let me know. Thx / Werner
ggbhtv ggbhtv Said:

Hi Werner, at this time, aside from our regularly scheduled Plattlerprobe and Stammtisch, we do not have any special activities planned. I encourage you to join our Meetup group where all activities are listed.

This past weekend, our Verein was honored to be the host of the first ever Bezirksfest for Trachtenvereine west of the Rocky Mountains. Guests from as far north as Vancouver BC, south to Anaheim, CA, and east to Munich GER, all gathered for a weekend of dance competition, educational workshops, and a banquet dinner. These photos are the lovely gifts we received. The first, a hand painted Schnappsbrettl showing a couple wearing our blue and gold Festtracht; the second, a souvenir stein from the Fahnenweihe of Enzian Seattle which we attended last year; and third, a set of steins bearing an original drawing which shows the landmarks of the four founding Vereine for the Bezirk- Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. I am still amazed by the thoughtfulness and generosity. (Hmmm now we really DO need a cabinet to store and display these lovely gifts.

Exciting news came out of our Annual Meeting this past week!  During this year’s elections, we selected AnnMarie Mittelbuscher to be our Verein’s first Jugendleiterin (Youth Leader).  She will direct the activities of our growing group of children in the club, teaching them songs and games designed to increase their knowledge Bavarian culture and language, as well as organizing fun outings.   Congratulations AnnMarie!!

Fritz is sick, Johann is tired

Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays we have here in America. All persons, regardless of age, gender, race, etc., are together with their family and friends enjoying a sumptuous feast.   Let us all be thankful for the blessings in our lives and remember those who are far away and not able to be with us today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you ever been plagued by any of these questions:
"What does the word Trachtler mean?”
"Where do I get a pair of those really cool Lederhosen?"
"I have German heritage, but don’t anything about the culture.  Where can I go to learn more??"

These questions and more can be answered during Golden Gate’s Open House on November 13!  No obligation, no pressure. Just fun.

Where: Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda
When: Wed. November 13, 6pm