German Club Enjoys Reading Liederkranz

Posted on December 3, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s German Club recently took its annual trip to the Reading Liederkranz. Twenty-two students, accompanied by German Teacher Frau Christine Moll, attended the Liederkranz on 3 November.

The Reading Liederkranz was founded in July of 1885. The Liederkranz moved to its current location in 1909. It still stands 130 years later as a location where Berks County locals go to celebrate and experience Germany’s heritage and culture. Today, it has grown into a large organization with over 2,500 members and even more visitors.

The Reading Liederkranz is best known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, which is one of the largest in both Pennsylvania and the entire east coast. Fleetwood students have been taking trips to the Liederkranz for several years.

Some of the food served at the Liederkranz on the night that Fleetwood’s students attended included goulash, wienerschnitzel, sausage, and other customary German foods.

The overwhelming opinion among students who attended was that the Liederkranz provided an enjoyable and entertaining night.

“It was cool. We ate traditional German food, and then they demonstrated a traditional German dance,” junior Arthur Borodi said.

Borodi was not brave enough to attempt the dance, which is called the Fliegerlied, but some of German Club’s other members rose to the challenge and tried it.

Junior Max Ruemmler attended the Liederkranz and enjoyed himself. His personal favorite part of the event was the Fliegerlied, which he did attempt.

After a another dance at the end, in which all students participated, the evening concluded. Frau Moll and several German Club members expressed satisfaction with their experience at the Liederkranz. Several of those who attended are already eager to attend the event again next year.

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