Buffalo German Club





ABOUT US: The Buffalo German Club SCHLARAFFIA BISONIA is a fraternal organization. Founded in 1911, it is one of the oldest social clubs in Buffalo and Western New York.


Americans of German descent or European ancestry , who speak German and have an interest in German culture and language are invited to find out more about our organization.

Also those just learning the language are welcome to visit us: one does not have to speak perfect German in order to participate in our programs. The ideals of Schlaraffia are: Friendship, Art and Humor.



MEETINGS: WEDNESDAY evenings at 7:30 to 10 pm (October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019)

LOCATION: 74 LaSalle Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

CONTACT: John Zavrel, e-mail: john.zavrel@gmail.com


The inside of the Schlaraffia Bisonia meeting hall in Buffalo, New York. The throne, throne chairs, and furniture were designed and hand-carved by two sculptor brothers in the early days of the German-speaking club.



Articles about Schlaraffia: What and Who Are We?

**** Schlaraffia Bisonia Club--Schedule of Weekly Meetings in 2018/2019


„Schlaraffia" turns 150 years: Keeping Up Tradition, Language and Friendship, by B. John Zavrel

Knights meet in Buffalo for friedship, art and humor, by B. John Zavrel





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