Experience the best of Germany here in Berks County – the excitement of German festivals, the taste of German food and drink, the friendship of the German people. Herzlich Willkommen!
The Reading Liederkranz was founded by a group of friends that gathered for a birthday party, singing songs and reminiscing about their native Germany. On 23 July 1885 they officially formed the club, and it grew quickly, serving the growing German immigrant population of the late 19th century. Today, 130 years later, the club serves not only Germans, but indeed all of Berks County, as it has evolved into one of the area’s premier cultural and festival destinations. We host the oldest and largest authentic Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania, recently rated 4th best in the WORLD behind Munich, Germany, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Our Christkindlmarkt, May Fest, Schnitzel Fest and many other events draw crowds from all walks of life eager to experience German festivals, food & drink and hospitality & friendship.
We invite and encourage you to get to know us. Read about our Club History and our Board of Directors, who as volunteers, are guiding the club through our second century. We invite you to join us on the mountain. Ein Prosit!