WHO ARE WE ?
© 2013 Schlaraffia -
THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SOCIETY
OUR MOTTO IS:
APPRECIATE THE ARTS
EXHIBIT A SENSE OF HUMOR
Schlaraffia was born about 150 years ago as a discussion round table by German performing artists.
Over the years it evolved into a social society with about 11,000 members worldwide meeting regularly to have a fun evening with friends.
It is not necessary to be fluent in German. With just some German language background and the desire to learn more, you are very welcome to participate.
Members come from many parts of the world and have widely diversified professional and cultural backgrounds.
THE NEW YORK TIMES writes about Schlaraffia:
“Members are often devoted to cultural discussions in German with members reciting
poems they have written, or performing their own works on musical instruments. Any
mention of religion, politics, or business is forbidden. Humor, friendship and an
appreciation of the arts -
Schlaraffia has no goals, it is not a lodge or fraternity, pursuing whatever agenda. It is an idealistic society based on friendship, tolerance and the preservation of the German language.