Welcome to Democrats Abroad Heidelberg!



DA Heidelberg is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. We almost always meet on the First Friday starting at 6:30 P.M. of each month (exceptions are during the winter holidays), and our usual meeting place is the Zum Achter restaurant (Neuenheimer Landstraße 3a, Heidelberg). There’s a lot going on, so watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events, which we have year-round. If you are interested in joining us for discussion, or volunteering, please get in touch.


Nancy Schimkat, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad Germany - Heidelberg Chapter


DA Heidelberg Leadership:

Nancy Schimkat
| Heidelberg Chapter Chair; DPCA Representative
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  • News

    25th Anniversary and Independence Day BBQ 2019

    The Heidelberg Chapter Independence Day BBQ and 25th Anniversary had a great turnout! Our chapter was founded in June 1994 and, with only two exceptions, has met in one form or another every month since then. Germany Chair, Candice Kerestan, along with former Germany Chairs Ron Schlundt, Amy Peaceman and John McQueen were also in attendance. John is a co-founder of the Heidelberg Chapter, and had a humorous anecdote to share with us called “Invasion of the Meeting Snatchers”. Former Heidelberg Chairs Niki Vonderwell, Charles Keene and John McQueen were also in attendance as was current Chair Nancy Schimkat. As per our tradition of reading notable political speeches, we had a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Angie Johnson, Pub Quizzer Extraordinaire, gave us an American-themed quiz, and younger visitors brought their favorite games. The food everyone brought was excellent, and fun was had by all. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make this happen!

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    New Reading Group in Mannheim!

    We're starting up a reading group in the Mannheim area.  For now, this will meet just from time to time to see what interest there is. Our first book for discussion is "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance. This get-together will take place in October and will be hosted at the home of one of our members, with the exact date TBA (probably the weekend of October 11th or 12th). If you are interested, please  contact us at   heidelberg@democratsabroad.de    and we will keep you informed of the meeting details.

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, September 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Zum Achter restaurant in Heidelberg, Germany

    Heidelberg Chapter Monthly Meeting!

    Join us for good food, drink and lively political discussion. This is iour Chapter's usual get-together and is a chance to meet like-minded Americans in a casual atmosphere, and to find out what the Heidelberg Chapter of Democrats Abroad is planning in the upcoming months. As usual, we will discuss some current political topics, which almost always becomes a pretty lively discussion. Look forward to seeing you there!