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2016 Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest - Updated 3/26

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:45pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Sterling Hts, MI

Updated 3/26/2016 - Added schedule!  Link

Update 3/15/2016 - Detroit, the Motor City. We love our cars here which, unfortunately, means we don’t have a good cross-town public transportation system. There is no hotel shuttle. From the airport to the hotel is 40 miles and at least a 50-minute drive. If you’re flying into town, there are several limo companies with prices starting at $75 one way (up to 4 people). Uber starts at $40 for the lowest cost/size vehicle. Some of the fares quoted have the $10 airport fee included, some don’t, so be aware of that when you compare on line. Uber requires the app, of course. Here’s a list of four possible car services:

  • Detroit Airport Taxi Service,, 248-479-9497, $79
  • Detroit Airport Town Cars,, 800-381-1741, $75
  • Detroit Airport Limo Cars,, 248-990-1576, $72
  • Metro Cars, 800-456-1701, $102


Update 3/7/2016 - FLOHMARKT: The past several Bezirksheimatfeste have included a Flohmarkt as part of the weekend festivities. Many people have sold items of Tracht, CDs, jewelry, and much more. The participation has grown each year and we would like to include this informal Markt as part of the weekend in Detroit. The Flohmarkt will take place outside the main ballroom on Saturday afternoon from 1:15-3:30pm. Please let me know if you would like to reserve half a table to sell your items. I will need all Flohmarkt table reservations by March 14. Email me at -- Chrissy Walker


GTEV Edelweiss Detroit is hosting the 26th Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest on April 1-3, 2016, and you're invited! Lodging and events will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (formerly Sterling Inn) in Sterling Heights, MI. Reservations can be made by calling the Wyndham at 586.979.1400 or toll free at 800.953.1400.  Please reference GTEV Edelweiss when reserving your room to get the discounted room rate of $111.50. Access to the Indoor Water Park is included with room reservation.

This event is open to all Vereine in the Gauverband; advanced reservations are a must. The ticket price ($65 adults/$20 children under 10) includes the welcome party on Friday night; Jugendeinzel(preis)platteln, workshops, and Saturday banquet; and lots of fun with friends all weekend. Ask to join the Facebook page “26th Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest” to keep up with latest information. Or send email to Those Vereine who are part of the Mittelwest Bezirk were notified the week of January 10 with details. We look forward to seeing all of you in April!

Added January 12: Invitation, ticket order form, Einzel(preis)platteln forms, Ehrentanz form, and hotel information is available here to view or download:  Link to Documents

Note: All forms need to be returned by March 1 -- some to Edelweiss and some to the Einzelplatteln Committee.