(A more recent activity for Pickwicks: Geocaching ...)
Welcome to Pickwicks!
Pickwicks is a social club, founded in 1976, open to anyone who speaks
If you would like to receive the latest news about our changing venues and upcoming
events, you please sign up to our Yahoo! mailing list or visit our Yahoo! Groups web
page; both options are described on the Contact page.
We meet in Frankfurt every Wednesday
from 7:30 p.m.
at alternating venues; see details below.
Pickwicks Oberursel, our Hochtaunus Branch, meets every
Tuesday at ‘Mac Gowan’s
Irish Pub’ .
A new branch has been set up in Langen recently and meets on the
of each month at ‘Zur Westendhalle’
For both of these branches please see details below.
We offer a wide range of activities to suit a variety of tastes:
- Theatre and concert trips
- Gallery and museum visits
- Sports outings (cycling, swimming, hiking, bowling)
- Disco evenings
- Sightseeing trips, both in and outside of Germany
But some of our most popular evenings are spent in local restaurants just eating and
Do I have to be a native speaker?
Absolutely not. The Pickwicks community includes people from all over the world. But
you will need to have a good command of English to keep up with the conversation.
Who belongs to Pickwicks,
and what are they like?
There are about 60 of us at present, but the overall community numbers well over 100.
Most of us work in the Frankfurt area in a variety of professions, including translating,
teaching, IT or finance. Our attendees come from many different nationalities. A few of
us have been members since the club was founded, others are here studying or on short
-term contracts bringing them to Germany for the very first time.
Do I need to become a member?
Not necessarily. Some of the events such as theatre trips offer a subsidy for members,
so it pays to join if you are staying long term. The annual membership fee is € 15.
Membership also entitles you to detailed information about forthcoming events,
although our Yahoo mailing list is free.
What happens at the weekly sessions?
We meet for a drink and a chat.
There is usually a fair amount of information being passed around about forthcoming
events. Sign-up for events occurs at the Wednesday and Tuesday sessions as we prefer
people not to turn up at events unannounced.
But the main purpose of these evenings is just to relax and speak English.
Where does this happen?
Every first and third Wednesday of the month,
from 7:30 pm on, at varying
locations in the town centre; for details please subscribe to our Yahoo! mailing list or
check the corresponding website.
Every second Wednesday,
from 7:30 pm on, at:
Kasseler Straße 1a
(Bockenheim, next to Westbahnhof station, in
the Ökohaus Arche*)
Ample parking outside
‘Westbahnhof’ (S3/4/5/6, Bus 36)
Every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7:30 pm on, at:
Weinstube im Römer
in the ‘Römer’ (City Hall)
Car park: Parkhaus ‘Römer’ *
‘Dom/Römer’ (U4/5) or ‘Hauptwache’ (U1/2/3/8, S1–6,9)
(This is just a basic schedule; deviations will be necessary from time to time. If you want
to make certain to be informed about any changes, please subscribe by sending a blank
email to our Yahoo! mailing list. Otherwise you can view the messages from that mailing
list online on the group page.)
, from 7:30 pm on, at:
(U3, S5) plus a short walk
On the last Friday of each month
, from 7:30 pm on, at:
How do I start?
Just come along.
If you want to let someone know you are coming, go to the Contact Page.
* indicates links to websites in German