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Regular English Language Events


Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group (sponsored by is an informal platform allowing for the organization of events, activities and adventures — a hike in the Black Forest, dancing in a club or hanging out with Mom's and kids are a few examples.

The most popular regular event is the monthly German-English Stammtisch where you can practice your English or German and meet nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. Start is 6:30 p.m. It's a mix of young and old and all those in-between, who come and go throughout the evening.


The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (Nov. 7 & 21), Poetry, Please! (Nov. 28), MovieTalk (Nov. 8),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (Nov. 8 & 22) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (Nov. 10 & 24).  More info here. November is UK Month at the American Library

The Karlsruhe Toastmasters meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. to practice public speaking in English.

Improve your German!

The IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum Karlsuhe - International Meeting Center Karlsruhe) offers a program Sprecht miteinander! (Talk to each other!). Practice your spoken German in a relaxed atmosphere. People of similar language ability form groups moderated by a volunteer. Free and no registration required. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The IBZ offers a number of other projects to help with integration. A listing in English is available here.

What's Up:

Calendar of Events

Events in and around Karlsruhe as well as announcements of general interest are listed below. Regular monthly events are listed to the right. If you or your group are hosting an event appropriate to this community, please let us know. More information in our Newsletter.

November 7 - 28 — Dance Festival 2017 (Tanz Karlsruhe 17). New choreographies, exciting experimental performances in various locations throughout Karlsruhe.

November 10 - December 3 — Karlsruhe Book Fair (Karlsruher Bücherschau). Guest country is Sweden. Browse through the books, listen to lectures and podium discussions or readings - most in German - at the Regierungspräsidium.

November 19 — Volkstrauertag (Day of Mourning) — commemorates all those who died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression.

November 25 — Totensonntag (Sunday of the Dead) — German religious holiday observed mainly in the Protestant churches and remembers those lost in the past year. This is considered a "silent day" and out of respect, no live music or dancing in public spaces is allowed during certain hours of the day in certain regions of Germany.

November 28 — Opening of the Karlsruhe Christmas Market.

December 1 — Christmas Carol Sing-Along at the American Library starting at 6:30 p.m. Get in the mood for Advent and Christmas at the American Library! Together we’ll sing Christmas Carols, decorate the library’s Christmas tree, hear Christmas stories and poems, do a little quiz, sit together and munch Christmas cookies and have some Glühwein or Punch. Admission free; cookies and Christmas ornaments cheerfully accepted! Please call or sign up ahead of time so that we know how many to expect.