GAC Hosts and Participates in Multiple Exciting Events!

Dear Members and Friends of the German-American Club of the Carolinas,

It has been a busy few weeks for the GAC, with our members and Club participating in and hosting multiple events, including our monthly Stammtisch at Compadre's, the International Festival in Spartanburg, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a wine tasting at a member family's home, and the TEASE (Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast) at USC Upstate's GEORGE in downtown Spartanburg.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal even provided coverage of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall event and reception at Menzel USA...

"The German-American Club of the Carolinas, based in the Upstate, hosted a reception at Menzel Tuesday afternoon, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall being torn down on Nov. 9. Those attending enjoyed two traditional German foods - bratwurst and beer."
via German club celebrates anniversary of Berlin Wall coming down at


Our members have done a wonderful job of capturing pictures at each of these events and we invite you to view them and get an inside glimpse of what our Club has been up to if you weren't able to make it to the events. They are displayed at the end of this post but also reside at their gallery pages linked to above.

If you have any pictures of your own you would like added to these galleries, please email them to Dirk Schlingmann at

Have a great month! More news soon. :-)

Pictures below: 

  • Top: Fall of the Berlin Wall Event at USC Upstate / Menzel
  • First Row Left: Spartanburg International Festival at Barnet Park
  • First Row Right: Wine Tasting
  • Second Row Left: TEASE Art Show
  • Second Row Right: Stammtisch