Schwetzingen castle

Schwetzingen castle


Regular Meetings:
Every first Wednesday of the month, 6pm Stammtisch at J. Brian's Tap House (200 Hanover Street)
Every third Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm Kaffeeklatsch at Eileen's (1115 Caroline St.)
For dates, see our regular events page. Everyone is welcome.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

4th annual Fredericksburg Sister Cities Potluck

The wait is over! After a two-year delay, we are delighted to announce the return of the annual Sister City Potluck at the Dorothy Hart Center. Click on the poster to get one of the 100 tickets. They cost $15 each (+Eventbrite service fee).


Fun was head by everyone

Our friends from Schwetzingen were in town at the beginning of April. Find below the press coverage from both sides of the Atlantic.

  • The Schwetzingen Zeitung (April 4-7, 2022 - in German)
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Sister Cities worldwide

 Did you know that Germany has a long tradition of partnering with other cities around the world? Read more about this almost 100 year old tradition in this post by

Schloss Schwetzingen - - Bilddatenbank, Bilder ...

Fredericksburg's sister city of Schwetzingen has an old castle and an impressive garden.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

2022 Events - A new Try

Dear members and friends of the Schwetzingen-Fredericksburg Alliance,

The years 2020 and 2021 did not lend themselves very well to events. What we had planned for 2020 had to be mostly canceled. Now, we are trying again: We will bring back some of what we had planned for 2020 and add new events. We hope you can join us. If you are not a member yet, you can become one by following the links above.

---------- The events below are members-only events. ----------

January 27, 2022, 5PM, Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Talk: "A Language of Remembrance: German Memorials and the Stories they Tell"

- Dr. Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich (UMW) -

Professor Hansen-Glucklich (UMW) will discuss how the crimes of World War II and the Holocaust have been commemorated in Germany since the end of the war. She will address the questions of how Germany acknowledges its own guilt and criminality, how it communicates a desire to repent for the past and to create a better future, and in what ways it has succeeded and fallen short. Examples of memorialization include former concentration camps, memorials, and museums in united Germany and in former East and West Germany. January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Cancellation of events.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have to postpone our planned March events - The Flying Dutchman (March 14) and the Sister Cities Potluck (March 27) to a further date. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Please watch out for an announcement of the future dates.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

March 2020 events

Please take note of our March events:

March 4, 6pm | Capital Ale House (917 Caroline Street)


Beer, sodas, dinner, snacks, and conversations

March 14, 12:55pm | Regal Cinema  Cancelled
Screening of the Met Opera’s “Flying Dutchman”
Tickets are available online; cost is $25.44 plus booking fee. The quality is great, and includes closeups, backstage views and interviews with the principal singers.
followed by:
Dinner at Basilico

March 17 | Eileens Bakery (1115 Caroline Street)

Coffee, tea, pastries and conversations... 

March 27, 6-8pm |
Dorothy Hart Community Center (408 Canal Str.) Cancelled
Sister Cities Potluck Dinner 
The annual get-together by all four sister city organizations (Fréjus,France; Schwetzingen, Germany; Este, Italy; Kathmandu, Nepal) fosters the exchange of ideas and shows the variety of cuisines. To participate, you ahve to be a member of one of the sister city groups.
(Flyer by Cindie Kelly)