The Oktoberfest Experience
At the Schwaben Club

Our Oktoberfest experience at the Schwaben Club is one of total “Gemütlichkeit” meaning, a time of feeling warmth, friendliness and good cheer! 

There is no way around this feeling! The beat of the lively music from amazingly talented  live bands in our two Festhalls will have you up on the dance floor dancing like nobody’s watching! 

OR you can Schunkeln: (Shoon-kullen)!!!!  

It’s the perfect dance for drinking because you don’t have to leave your seat. At Oktoberfest, when the Schunkeln song comes on, everyone locks arms and sways back and forth.

Squash those hunger pains with our delicious traditional German food such as our award winning Schnitzel, Cabbage Rolls, Strudel along the traditional staple of Sausage on a Bun topped with, you guessed it, Sauerkraut! After all that, Quench your thirst with a nice cold glass of beer! 

OR visit our Schnapps bar with your friends to try our ever more popular SHOT SKI !!!

Throughout your visit, you will be entertained with traditional German Dancing by our talented and enthusiastic dance groups as well as groups from our other German clubs within the area.

Cherish your time here by getting a Souvenir button made at our photo booth, to ensure that your always reminded of your fun at our club. While here, check out our multiple game booths for a chance to take home various prizes. 

And of course, you can’t have Oktoberfest without the Pretzels!

Nothing better than a salty Pretzel for a late night snack.

For a more subdued Oktoberfest Experience, and with the availability of a variety of German beers, we will be offering an ‘All you can eat Oktoberfest Buffet’ in our Keller Room. (hours and pricing still to be posted) 

So come and  experience ‘Gemütlichkeit’ during this years Oktoberfest 2018, at the Schwaben Club!!!!

Along with lively “Chicken Dance” that everyone knows, here a couple popular song lyrics to help you gear up for Oktoberfest 2018!!!

One famous song during Oktoberfest is “Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit” which means translated “A toast to cheer and good times”. The band leader plays this song several times to invite the guests to toast and drink.

Ein Prosit Song

German (Deutsch)

Ein Prosit, ein Prosit,
Der Gemütlichkeit,
Ein Prosit, ein Prosit,
Der Gemütlichkeit.

EINS, ZWEI, DREI!! G’SUFFA!

Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, HOI HOI HOI!

PROST!

Ein Prosit Song

English Translation

A toast, a toast
To cheer and good times,
A toast, a toast,
To cheer and good times.

ONE, TWO, THREE!! DRINK UP!

Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, HOI HOI HOI!

PROST!

Another well known song during Oktoberfest if the “Flieger Lied” (Flying Song)

"So ein schöner Tag (Fliegerlied)"

German (Deutsch)

Ich lieg gern im Gras und schau zum Himmel rauf.

Schaun die ganzen die Wolken nicht lustig aus?

Und Fliegt ein Flieger vorbei, dann wink ich zu ihm rauf. 

(Kinder: “Hallo Flieger”)

Und bist du auch noch dabei, dann bin super drauf.

Und ich flieg, flieg, flieg, wie ein Flieger
bin so stark, stark, stark,
wie ein Tiger
und so groß, groß, groß,
wie ‘ne Giraffe
so hoch uoh-oh-oh und ich spring, spring, spring immer wieder
und ich schwimm, schwimm, schwimm
zu dir rüber und ich nehm, nehm, nehm dich bei der Hand weil ich dich mag 
und ich sag: 

Heut ist so ein schöner Tag – la, la, la, la, la

English Fliegerlied Lyrics

English Translation

I like to lay in the grass and look up at the sky.

Don’t all the clouds look funny?

And a plane flies past,
and I wave up at it.
(Kids: “Hello flier”)

And if you’re there too,
then I feel fantastic.

And I fly, fly, fly, like a plane
am so strong, strong, strong 
like a tiger and so tall, tall, tall like a giraffe
and tall all-oh-oh
and I jump, jump, jump 
and keep on jumping
and I swim, swim, swim
over to you and I take, take, take
you by the hand because I 
like you
and I say

Today is such a beautiful day – la, la, la, la, la