We haven’t been around as long as many other German clubs in CIncinnati, but we’re proud of the dedicated members who have been with us from the start, and the fact that we’re growing and continuing to welcome new members every month.
Händlmaier’s Freunde Cincinnati e.V. was founded by Scott Scholz, who had become a member of the original group while living in Bavaria. Scott enjoyed the club events enough to try to bring the club across the Atlantic to Cincinnati, his hometown. On October 28, 2006, the Cincinnati chapter met for the first time at the Steuben Halle in Clifton. Around 30 new members enjoyed a traditional Weißwurstessen, and then saw the University of Cincinnati’s victory over Syracuse University in the homecoming football game.
Now boasting more than 500 members, Händlmaier’s Freunde Cincinnati continues to be a fun social group, but we have also contributed countless volunteer hours to our events, as well as other events in the Cincinnati German community. We look forward to many mustard-filled years ahead.