German-American Groups and Community Links

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States
(GACC South) was founded in 1978 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the US. GACC is a private, non-profit organization and serve as the official representative of German trade in the southeastern US.

American Council on Germany
The American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues.

Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Atlantik-Brücke is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan association with the goal of building a bridge between Germany and the United States. Its activities focus on efforts to enable better mutual understanding.

Texas German Day Council
The Texas German Day Council (TGDC) serves as an “umbrella” organization for the many German groups in the North Texas area. Once a year the TGDC organizes a gala to bring together all those in the North Texas area who have a connection to Germany to celebrate and share German culture.

DFW International Community Alliance
"Realizing the American dream....." DFW International Community Alliance is a network of over 1,600 internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that embodies the cultural and economic vibrancy of the global community. Their Mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities in North Texas.

German International School of Dallas
The German International School of Dallas (German ISD) is an independent, German immersion day school for students 18 months to 5 years old. GISD offers pre-kindergarten programs in a supportive and academically challenging environment and prepares your child in the best way possible for kindergarten and elementary school in the U.S. and German-speaking European countries.

German-Texan Heritage Society
The German-Texan Heritage Society is a group of individuals with the common goal of furthering German-Texan culture through many activities. We work hard and have fun serving each other, interested people, and the community.

Texas German Society
The Texas German Society has its purpose to preserve and encourage the German heritage, culture, and language of German-Texans and to continue these through communication, exchange, and good will with our fellow German-Americans and German people in other lands.

Texas Commission on the Arts
Links to visual arts on the Internet with a focus on Texas resources. Includes links to museums. Don't miss the Virtual Art Gallery while you are there.

Johanniter Humanitarian Group Texas (JHG)
JHG is a humanitarian organization in Texas that is part of the greater international Johanniter community. The group serves the sick and poor with hands, hearts and fundraising.

Voces Intimae
Voces Intimae was founded in the Spring of 2005 to inspire the revival of Art Song in the North Texas region. Their mission is twofold: to sustain the art of the song recital via professional concerts and events and to promote the development of young emerging artists in this special repertoire through workshops and targeted recital opportunities.

Chamber Music International
"Timeless Music, Impeccably Performed." We are a nonprofit organization offering performances of the world's most enduring and beautiful music played by its most acclaimed virtuosos from many cultures and all parts of the world. We'll bring you exquisite music and treat your senses to the unmatched sound of a Stradivarius violin, a Brahms' Quintet or a Tchaikovsky love song. Chamber music is the most intimate and exciting of the classical music forms. Hear how only a handful of artists can paint a canvas of sound that can completely fill the auditorium or hush to the quietness of a falling leaf.
For tickets or concert information, please contact or 972-385-7267.

Dallas Bach Society
For information regarding a concert schedule and tickets please call (214) 320-8700.

The Dallas Chamber Music Society
The Dallas Chamber Music Society proudly presents five concert of outstanding chamber music performed by the best international ensembles. Their appearance on this series continues a tradition of bringing to Dallas music of the highest artistic caliber. For more information about the series, please phone (972) 233-5427 or (214) 526-7301

The Denton Bach Society
For more information about the series, please phone (940) 382-2220.

Wagner Society of Dallas
For information on meetings, lectures or performances check the website, or call Mrs.Virginia Abdo at (214) 363-6070.

The Frohsinn Singing Society
Meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, 6464 E Lovers Lane 75214, Dallas, Texas.
For more information please contact President Ida Schulz at (972) 551-0467 or email

Alpine Dancers
German Schuhplattling and Folkdancing: Adults every Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Children every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Garland Elks Lodge #1984, Duckcreek Drive (off Centerville), Garland, Texas. For further information call Ursula Balthasar at (214) 271-7721.

Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein
The Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein is a non-profit cultural club made up of volunteers that seek to preserve and perpetuate traditional Bavarian and Tyrolean folk dancing, customs and culture.

Walden Chamber Music
"The Walden Chamber Music Society is dedicated to presenting classical chamber music performed by professional musicians of world-class talent at an affordable price. Concerts were held in the intimate setting of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas' sanctuary. "

The Texas Voices
The Texas Voices is a professional vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to promoting excellence in the choral arts. The chorus is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization.

German American Club of Dallas
The German American Club (GAC) has the purpose of promoting culture exchange between Germany and the United States. It provides activities for those interested in keeping alive German traditions, culture, heritage, and meeting together in friendship.

Austrian Club DFW
The Austrian Club DFW was founded in 1985. It promotes Austrian culture, traditions, and friendship.

The Swiss Club of Dallas and North Texas
The purpose of the Swiss Club of Dallas and North Texas is to foster and promote Swiss culture in North Texas. With a variety of social functions ranging from celebration of Swiss Independence Day in August, to informal gatherings such as Jass and Fondue parties, the object of the Swiss Club is o provide members with ample opportunity to form friendships and embrace Swiss culture.

Die Gruppe
Die Gruppe is an informal group that meets in members homes for refreshments and German conversation. Members come from all walks of life, and from many countries and cultures. Die Gruppe meets on the second Wednesday of the month, except for July and August, at 7:45 p.m.
For more information e-mail Die Gruppe.

The Arlingtongruppe meets for German conversation in an informal social setting once per month. Members come from all walks of life, and from many countries and cultures.
Call (817) 277 8171 for information or e-mail Arlington Gruppe.

The Fort Worth German American Club
The Fort Worth German American Club meets monthly at different locations in the Fort Worth area. Our mission is to contribute socially in the lives of people of German descent and those interested in preserving the German cultural heritage. For information please write to PO Box 1873, Fort Worth, Texas 76101-1873 or email

German Genealogy Translations
​Dr. Elke Hedstrom is an expert in reading Old German Handwriting and can help with many more requests. She has done many translations for German settlers from Texas. Elke's reach is far greater though. She is getting requests from all over the world. For more information, call Elke at (972) 279-9279 or email her at

Goethe Institut
The Goethe Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide.The Goethe Institut promotes the study of the German language abroad and international cultural cooperation.

Swiss Culture and Education
This web site contains interesting information about culture and education in Switzerland. It is hosted by the Swiss Embassy in Washington, DC.