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We continue to serve our local community and have been stregthening our welcome to families. The next project is to get some German board games and other fun things for our kids. The colouring in pencils also were sharpened so that the art works can continue to be produced. Over the last few weeks we have welcomed many new visitors and it has not taken them long to join up - and start earning points. It is fantastic to have all these new faces in the club.
Wir dienen weiterhin unsrer lokalen Geimeinde und haben immer mehr Familien empfangen. Das nächste Projekt ist es, ein paar deutsche Brettspiele und andere lustige Dinge für unsere Kinder zu bekommen. Die vielen Bleistiften wurden am Freitag Abend ebenfalls geschärft, damit die Kunstwerke weiterhin hergestellt werden können. In den letzten Wochen haben wir viele neue Besucher begrüßt, und es hat nicht lange gedauert, bis sie sich als Mitglied angemeldet haben - und Punkte sammeln. Es ist fantastisch, all diese neuen Gesichter im Club zu haben.

This week is a popular menu with Schnitzels making their re-appearance in the club. The weather has also been getting better and better so it will not be long and our beer garden will be the place to be on a Friday afternoon. Spending time with friends, sharing a story or two, keeping cool with a drink and enjoying a traditional home-cooked German meal - just enjoy life at the German Club Cairns.
Diese Woche ist ein beliebtes Menü, bei dem Schnitzel wieder im Club auftreten. Das Wetter wird langsam auch immer besser und es wird nicht mehr lange dauern bis unser Biergarten an einem Freitagnachmittag perfekt sein wird. Verbringen Sie Zeit mit Freunden, teilen Sie ein oder zwei Geschichten, bleiben Sie bei einem Drink kühl und genießen Sie ein traditionelles hausgemachtes deutsches Essen - genießen Sie einfach das Leben im German Club Cairns.
Want to help out? We always welcome volunteers: See Lotte in the kitchen or Ron at the bar if you want to join the fun!

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Word of the Week: Geborgenheit

The German word Geborgenheit is difficult to translate, but it encompasses a range of feelings that make it a powerful word. A translation dictionary might describe Geborgenheit as “feelings of security”, but that does not do the word justice. Geborgenheit is the sum of warmth, protection, security, trust, love, peace, closeness and comfort. Imagine all of those feelings described in one word – that’s Geborgenheit!

Perhaps the best way to understand Geborgenheit is through examples. Someone might describe Geborgenheit as the feeling he gets when he visits his grandmother and she brings out his favorite dish from childhood. Another person might describe Geborgenheit as the feelings he or she gets when returning to their old bedroom in their parents’ house. It could be the feeling you get at a fireplace beside your lover, or the feeling you get when you are under your blanket on a cold night. Basically, Geborgenheit can be the result of any situation where you feel secure, content and protected.

Most languages (including English, French and Russian) do not have a word for this expression. However, adequate translations of Geborgenheit do exist in Dutch and Afrikaans. And Germans are particularly fond of this term: in 2004, the Deutscher Sprachrat (German Language Council) and the Goethe Institute selected Geborgenheit as the second most beautiful word in the German language. A beautiful word for a beautiful feeling!

By Nicole Glass, German Embassy

How gut is the German Klub Kairns?

Checking in could WIN you a great prize.

Every time you visit the club, you are now required to check in using your mobile phone. But who said it had to be boring?

So we are adding some magic to the process and every time you scan in for the month of March, you go into a prize draw for a  $100 voucher to the Backyard on the Marina.

That's right! Just by coming to the club, and checking in using our QR code, you will be entered in the lucky draw for this great prize. It is totally free and so easy! Bring a table of mates, all check in and multiply you chance of taking them out to a fee feed.

Now that's something to look forward to. Four weekends to get in your name. 

Kitchen update


Coming this week... Schnitzel Week!

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Wir tanzen

This week we started learrning the Maibaum dance and also a 5-er Watschen which is hilarious
Phone Chris for information: 0478 112 489 or

Chemnitz named the European Capital of Culture for 2025


A European selection jury has named the German city of Chemnitz the European Capital of Culture for 2025. The Saxonian city beat four other German cities on the shortlist: Hannover, Hildesheim, Magdeburg and Nuremberg.

The European Capitals of Culture initiative highlights and celebrates the diversity of European culture. It also brings international awareness to cities that receive these awards, often boosting tourism and bringing new life into a city’s culture. The initiative began in 1985, bringing more than 50 European cities into the spotlight thus far. The nomination of Chemnitz marks the third time that a German city has received the title; Weimar was a Capital of Culture in 1999 and Essen received the nomination in 2009.

To understand what makes Chemnitz unique, let’s take a look at a few fun facts about Saxony’s third-largest city:

1. Chemnitz is a city of contrast, a city where tradition meets modernity. Downtown Chemnitz features Bauhaus-style architecture, examples of New Objectivity and traditional structures such as the Rathaus.

2. Chemnitz’s town hall is a major attraction – and it consists of two parts. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was built in the 15th century and gives visitors a glimpse into the city’s past. The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) was built in the early 20th century in the Art Nouveau style.

3. Chemnitz is an art lovers’ paradise: From the Chemnitz Art Collections to the Gunzenhauser Museum, visitors can enjoy seeing collections of classical modernism.

4. In 1953, the East German government named the city Karl-Marx-Stadt and built a 23-foot tall bust of Karl Marx. Chemnitz was renamed after German reunification. The Marx statue remains one of the city’s major tourist attractions.

5. The city received its name from the River Chemnitz, which has a total length of 47 miles. The name Chemnitz means “stony brook”.

6. Chemnitz is just a short drive away from bountiful nature. The city lies at the foot of the Ore Mountains, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mountain range is a great place for hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Watch more about Chemnitz here

Takeaways now available

We are able to sell our beers to members and the public for takeaway before 10:30pm and as long as the bottles are taken from the premises.

You can even order a bucket of 10 to take away - but in a crate (or a box)

You can order from our online store and collect when we open on a Friday or pop in in person and make you selection from the bar.

Spring in Bavaria: A wonderful time of year

Spring in Bavaria, Germany means endless Sunshine and cold breeze !!

Exploring the Bavarian Rural areas and in the start of the Spring the Crops are ready for harvesting. Highly recommended to explore the Towns and Villages in Furstenfeldbruck District near Munich and Ammersee is also very near from these towns.

Bavaria is the largest German State in terms of Area and 2nd largest in terms of population but it's the most beautiful German State due to the number of lakes it has in Germany and also due to it's close proximity to Alps.

Cycling in Bavaria is highly recommended especially if you are visiting Munich.

Changes to Covid-19 requirements

Every time you visit the club, you are now required to check in using your mobile phone.
1. Open the camera function on your phone
2. Hold it over the QR code. Don't take a photo. A message will pop up on your screen.
3. Tap on that and a log on screen will open.
3. Enter your name, email and phone number.

If you have come with someone else, add them as a dependent.

Next time you come, do it again, but it will remember your details. You will still need to enter the names of the others who come with you.

Bar Beers Update

Take aways are now available before 10:30pm so why wouldn't you?

Something is different at the bar...

Look what 2021 has in store...

with Enzian Kids Dancers
Please note that the Oompah Band is playing the 19th NOT the 12th due to conflicting bookings.

Here are all the events for the year!

5. März Freitag Ein Abend im Wienerwald
12. März Freitag International German Beer Festival (Enzian Kids)
19. März Freitag Winzerfest: A night of wine and song (Oompah)
26. März Freitag Wurst German Klub Night
German Sausage Club night
2. April Freitag Karfreitag (geschlossen/closed)
9. April Freitag Sissifest - Thema Österreich
An evening in Austria
16. April Freitag April in the Alps: A Bavarian night (mit dem Enzian Tanzgruppe mit Oompah Band)
23. April Fry-tag Heimatabend
25. April Sonntag ANZAC Day (geschossen/closed)
30. April Freitag Wurst Freitag des Monats
Wurst Friday of the month
7. Mai Freitag Maifest
14. Mai Freitag Quiz Night
23. Mai Sonntag Eurovision (Live) Frühschoppen 05:00 Uhr, Eurovision Party 17:30 Uhr
21. Mai  Freitag Schlager-Karaoke
28. Mai  Freitag Sausage Soiree
4. Juni Freitag Schnitzel singalot/The Sounds of Music
11. Juni Freitag German Club's Got Talent
18. Juni Freitag June-toberfest (Enzian & Oompah)
25. Juni Freitag Wurst Abend
3.Juli Samstag Kindergeburstagsfeier (m Kindertanzgruppe)
3. Juli Samstag Klubgeburtstagfeier mit Oompah Band und Enzian Tanzgruppe 
9. Juli  Freitag Heading to the Romatische Strasse
16. Juli  Freitag Show show
23. Juli  Freitag Big Bavaria bash (mit den Enzian Tanzgruppe & Oompah)
30. Juli Freitag Volksfest in der Schweiz (Swiss National Day 1 August)
6. August Freitag Apfelfest: A celebratiob of apples
13. August Freitag Hapsburger night
20. August Freitag Loreleifest: All the magic of a trip along the Rhine river
27. August Freitag Kulturfest (Oompah Band & Enzian Kids)
3. September Freitag An der Nordseeküste
10. September Freitag Prager Abend
17. September Freitag Tanz auf der Alm (Oompah and Enzian)
24. September Freitag Wurst Abend
1. Oktober Freitag Mittelalterfest
9. Oktober Samstag Oktoberfest: Let's get loud Oompah band and the Enzian Tanzgruppe
16. Oktober  Samstag Oktoberfest: It's getting serious! Oompah band and the Enzian Tanzgruppe
23. Oktober Samstag Oktoberfest: OMG We are doing it again!
30. Oktober Samstag Oktoberfest: The final countdown
6. November Freitag Recovery night
13. November Freitag Happy Germany night
20. November Freitag President's Party Night
27. November Freitag Weihnachtsmarkt/Christmas Markets
4. Dezember Freitag Nikolaus (für Kinder), Adventparty
4. Dezember Freitag Schneefest mit den Enzian Tanzgruppe
11. Dezember Freitag Club Christmas Party

With Oompah Band

and then there's this...


Even more new dancers this week and why not?

We practice every Wednesday at 5pm. It is FREE! and It is FUN
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