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Florida Sun Magazine offers information and reports in the German language focusing on Florida. (German only)

HEIMAT abroad is a bi-lingual German-American magazine, for the German speaking community in the USA with lifestyle and travel tips, and interviews. Subscribe at 

An excellent weekly newspaper Nordamerikanische Wochenpost continues its coverage of German news for readers in North America, call 248-641-9944, .

 For more leisurely reading  on a variety of topics: Das Fenster (German only), the monthly magazine, call 800-398-7753 . 

An excellent German American newspaper from America for the whole world. Amerikawoche, call 888-819-0501,

Church Services Tampa / St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Venice (and Miami) :

1x month, Clearwater, Grace Lutheran Church 

Area German American Clubs:
Cultural Center for German Language: 813-254-5088
The German American Society of Pinellas: 727-541-6782 Pinellas;
German American Social Club of New Port Richey: 727-938-7603

Cultural Venues:;             

For Florida German American Club activities, and the once a year heritage fest see (United German American Society of Florida). 

Alle Deutsch-Amerikanischen Clubs in Florida finden Sie auf der folgenden Website:

Among them in West Florida are:

The Cultural Center for German Language with monthly cultural events ( museum,orchestra, opera and film visits throughout the Tampa Bay area. For information and reservations 813-254-5088

The German American Society Pinellas holds it's weekly events (dances, live music) on Saturday evenings.

The German American Social Club of New Port Richey offers monthly programs usually 3rd Wednesday afternoon 2-7:30pm. Information 727-857-3931, reservations 727-938-7603


Cultural Events:

 We continue to recommend fun and enjoyable cultural events and bring you interviews with stars from the stage and film in the show’s Kulturspiegel segments.

The Florida Orchestra is a professional orchestra with full season, alternating its Masterworks and Pops Sereis, and playing in three area performing arts halls near you.

You receive one extra friendship ticket. Masterworks Concerts with many German Themes and composers ( Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Mahler) are conducted by British born Maestro Michael Francis. Tickets begin at 15.-, and tickets for children under 18 are free in the Masterworks concerts.

Please join them in their season of Masterworks and Pops concerts, for information see

theater productions can be seen at,, and 

For great operas and opera on HD video please visit:, 941-366-8450, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center,, and the Palladium for opera, and jazz ( .

Read reviews each week on the newest films and look for opportunities to see them at art film houses and university foreign film series as the one offered by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.

See schedules for foreign films at: and and find the Eckerd Foreign Film series on Facebook.  

Major German American Events in Florida:
Die Deutsche Funksendung informiert Sie ueber Veranstaltungen, die besonders fuer deutsche oder Deutsch-Amerikaner von Interesse sind und verbindet Sie mit Ihren aus Europa gewohnten Produkten und Serviceleistungen. 

March/April: United German American Society of Florida celebrates German Heritage fest!

Mai:              May-fest is celebrated by      ….........…….German American clubs.

August:       Swiss National Holiday
September:  Austrian American Day

October :     German National Holiday                            October 3rd, 

                     German-American Day                              October 6th, 

Greetings from the Consul General in Miami.  (The Consulate General website:  

Oktoberfest in Florida celebrated FIVE WEEKENDS, all are announced annually on the German Radio Show, and representatives of the show visit during each fest.  Florida's Oktoberfest follows the Munich tradition, beginning in late September.  Great food and beverages are available at our sponsor locations throughout West Florida. Oktoberfest is celebrated outdoors under the big Oktoberfest tent, and in many German restaurants!

November:  St. Martin Parades

December:  St. Nikolaus Day celebrations

Florida's German Heritage
Fest is in March, Maifest in May, and
Oktoberfest begins in September!

 Join us each year for German Heritage-fest in March, watch dancers dance around the May pole, and enjoy five weekends of Oktoberfest that will keep you busy in September and October, at restaurants, German clubs and area organizations like the Oldsmar Chamber, Our Lady of Lourdes & The City of Dunedin, & Tampa and St. Petersburg. Many of our advertisers have their own Oktoberfest specials!
OKTOBERFEST DATES:in September/ October:

German-American Society Pinellas on 66th Street, Pinellas Park, last weekend in September and first & second weekend in October! Join them Friday and Saturday.

Dunedin's Oktoberfest is part of the Our Lady of Lourdes'  Oll' Fall Festival: 

Oldsmar Oktoberfest: Top o' The Bay: later October,

 Visit Cape Coral, two-week largest Oktoberfest in Florida weekend mid October) put on by the German American Social Club of Cape Coral,
In September/October each year please see our ads and listen to them:

 Oldsmar, at Tampa Bay Downs with plenty of parking! Tampa Bay Downs, last weekend in October. Find  German Radio show team everywhere passing out information on “many things German” from sponsors like Deutsche Welle Radio, our news and (often also) music sponsor on the show.

 SWISS, AUSTRIAN and GERMAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAYS: August 1st,September 29, October 3rd and 6th! October is now German Heritage Month!
Best wishes to our Swiss friends on August 1st, their National Holiday!
 Best wishes to our Austrian listeners/readers on Austrian-American Day, September 29th.

Best wishes for German National Holiday (commemorating the reunification of Germany) October 3rd come from the  German Consul General in Miami,  and the Commander of the German Military Liaison Team at HQ US CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

 German American Day, celebrated by over 60 million German-Americans, is October 6th !

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Welcome to Dunedin’s address for the finest Austrian-German cuisine, Bon Appetit Restaurant located on Dunedin's waterfront . the best in European fine dining cuisine, in an elegant atmosphere! Make your reservations now and stop by to say hello to owners Peter Kreuziger and Karl Riedl!

The German Deli (International Wursthaus) and the adjacent restaurant Jaegerstueble await your visit! In Largo Karin, Anja and Thorsten offer German specialties for all occasions! Ask for specials and precooked German meals, breads and cakes (from apple to Black forest Cherry Cake!) and pretzels.

Mr. Dunderbaks, Tampa’s only authentic Biergarten Marktplatz/restaurant in Tampa’s  North, on Bruce B Downes,  is offering 16 drafts and 200 imports, live music Friday nights and great traditional foods on the weekend like Paprikash Goulash, Rouladen, and venison sausages!

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If you would like to donate items to give away, and business information, please send it or give it to one of the German Radio Show team members. Call us at 813-254-5088 to make arrangements.

Watch German TV via Internet,,  with your favorite series like Sachsenklinik, Lindenstrasse, Tatort ( note the time delay, no Deutsche Krimis after midnight in the Eastern US)

Write your Life story!!! Renate Schauer who offers ghostwriting services for those who wish her to help them write down the story of their life. See the website

Doctors who speak German:

 Dr.Juliette Gittinger is your answer to sudden illness. The board certified family physician and Doctor of Osteopathic medicine has helped many of our listeners! Dr. Gittinger speaks German and English and her caring and circumspect work is praised by all! Her practice Absolute Family Care is just off Eastlake Boulevard. She welcomes patients of all ages, make an appointments, walk-ins also welcome.

German speaking Dentist: (Palm Harbor, Tampa, tba)

German News:
Deutsche Welle Radio and TV:

German Consulate General of Miami:

The United German American Society of Florida:

GABC: German American Business Chamber:

German Chamber of Southeast US (new Tampa Chapter)

German speaking Doctor,
Board Certified Family Physician Dr.Juliette Gittinger, D.O.:
German Press:, 305-866-0556
Das Fenster: , 1-800-398-7753

HEIMAT abroad (bi-lingual):

Amerika Woche
Nordamerikanische Wochen-Post:

Select German/Austrian Restaurants:

Jaegerstueble/internat.Wursthaus ( 727-586-1980

Fine Dining:

​Bon Appetit Restaurant


European Delicatessen Stores: 727-586-1980
German TV: (show segments and info)

Other Services:

Ghostwriting/Your Memoirs:


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