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Welcome to Pickwicks!

Pickwicks is a social club, founded in 1976, open to anyone who speaks English.

If you would like to receive the latest news about our changing venues and upcoming events, you please sign up to our mailing list at Groups.io or visit our web page there; 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 last Friday of each month at ‘Zur Westendhalle’ .
For both of these groups 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 drinking.

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 € 20 (€ 35 for couples).

Membership also entitles you to detailed information about forthcoming events, although our Groups.io 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?

In Frankfurt:

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:

Arche Nova
Kasseler Straße 1a
60486 Frankfurt

(Bockenheim, next to Westbahnhof station, in the Ökohaus Arche*)

Ample parking outside
Public transport: ‘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)
Römerberg 19
60313 Frankfurt

(Town centre)

Car park: Parkhaus ‘Römer’ *
Public transport: ‘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 Groups.io mailing list. Otherwise you can view the messages from that mailing list online.)


In Oberursel:

Every Tuesday , from 7:30 pm on, at:

Mac Gowan’s
Irish Pub

Adenauerallee 22
61440 Oberursel

Public transport: ‘Oberursel’
(U3, S5) plus a short walk



In Langen:

On the last Friday of each month , from 7:30 pm on, at:

Zur Westendhalle
Bahnstraße 134
63225 Langen

Public transport: ‘Langen’



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