The Friends of Alzey

Town Twinning with Germany

Brunnen am Rossmarkt - Alzey

German Conversation Get-Togethers

German get-togethers are for members and friends to practise conversational German at any level. Beginners to advanced are very welcome.

Friends of Alzey offer members three opportunities to speak German:

  • A Stammtisch takes place in the Oddfellows Arms on the last Saturday of every month.
  • German conversation evenings take place monthly in a member's home.
  • A German literature group meets on agreed dates in a member's home.


The concept of a Stammtisch (much loved and used in Germany) is that the same table is always reserved in a bar or café for the use of the particular group at the same time every week or month. The group members simply go to that table at that time without the need to notify the group organiser. Our Stammtisch for conversation in German is in the Oddfellows Arms, Leyton Green from 10 to 11.30 a.m. every last Saturday of the month.

German Conversation Evening

Conversation evenings take place at a member's home around the middle of the month, typically starting at 7.30 p.m. and lasting around an hour and a half. Date, time and venue information will be provided (by email to our members) on a rolling basis as far in advance of each date as possible.
Please phone the host for the particular evening either on the day or the day before the meeting. If this is not possible please don't let it stop you from attending. There is a charge of £2.00 per evening which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles. You will be very welcome to participate in as many or as few evenings as you like. For further information please email:

Dates of German Conversation Evenings for 2024

Day Date Time
Tuesday 27.02.2024 19.30
Tuesday 26.03.2024 19.30
Tuesday 16.04.2024 19.30
Monday 20.05.2024 19.30
Tuesday 18.06.2024 19:30
Tuesday 24.07.2024 19.30
August 2024 - No conversation evening this month
Wednesday 17.09.2024 19.30
Tuesday 16.10.2024 19:30
Tuesday 18.11.2024 19.30
Monday 17.12.2024 19.30 Zoom

Conversation Evening Calendar - Click here for a calendar for this year's conversation evenings, including venues, contact details and associated information.

German Literature Group

There are many book groups in Harpenden but ours is different as books are selected from German literature to read, study, discuss and enjoy. Meetings at members' homes are arranged on an ad-hoc basis depending on the progress of reading the current book. Please email: if you are interested in being part of this group.