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There will be a General Club Member meeting at our Maifest picnic on Sunday, May 23rd. The location will be at Schützen Park at the Croation Center Picnic Grounds. Please arrive by 3:15 and the meeting will start at 3:30pm.  Following the meeting, we'll celebrate our 49th Anniversary with dinner and dancing!  

A strudel sale will be held on the 17th - 19th of June. Please call Marianne with your order by Wednesday, June 16th.  All strudel must be pre-sold.


Grüß Gott und Herzlich Willkommen! - Welcome!


We, the  G.T.E.V. D’Lustigen Isartaler (Gebirgs Trachten Erhaltungs Verein) , the region's premiere authentic Alpine cultural group, are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization (club) created to promote, educate and foster among its members a genuine love for Bavarian & Austrian alpine traditions, customs, folk dancing, singing and camaraderie, and to uphold and display original authentic Bavarian/Austrian Tracht (regional clothing);  and to support other German & Austrian organizations in their effort to do the same.  We have been an active club in Pittsburgh since 1972, which began at Saint Anthony’s (German) Catholic Church in Millvale, North Hills, and officially incorporating in 1975.  Now, over 40 years later, we have members from all over Pittsburgh and the tri-state area.   Our practice locale is Holy Spirit Church, in Millvale.


We can dance for your event.


To arrange for us to perform authentic and traditional Bavarian & Austrian dances at your upcoming event, please contact our Vorstand (President), Dr. Béla Pater at paterbartl@gmail.com. We work with several German bands, so Béla can hook your event up completely with music and a show.​

Gaufest 2009