Barossa German Language Association successful year

RICH HERITAGE: Members of the Barossa German Language Association Singkreis (singing group).
RICH HERITAGE: Members of the Barossa German Language Association Singkreis (singing group).

The Barossa German Language Association is set to celebrate another successful year with a luncheon before the regular Kaffee und Kuchen meeting this month.

And the community is invited to be part of the association which aims to encourage knowledge and use of the German language in the Barossa and spread information about the region’s rich German culture. 

To achieve this, the association reaches to all sections of the community, from young to old through organised gatherings and events.

These include Spielgruppe (playgroup) that meets each Tuesday morning during the school term.

A Saturday morning adult German language class is run along with a monthly meeting at Barossa Village with residents who spoke German at home can converse again.

In addition, the monthly Singkreis (singing group) meet, plus the monthly meeting of the German speaking group Kaffee und Kuchen is held.

Children’s classes in German are proposed to begin soon.

This year the association once again ran popular The Laternenlauf (walking with lanterns), a German tradition which the association hopes will become an annual Barossa Valley event.

During the Laternenlauf children played out the story of Saint Martin and walked with their home made lanterns, accompanied by a piano accordion player highlighting traditional tunes.

The association’s annual catch up will take place at the Langmeil Centre, 7 Maria Street, Tanunda on Monday, July 31. It will include a short annual general meeting before Kaffee und Kuchen at 1pm.

To be part of the association or to learn more, visit the Barossa German Language Association website.