Gemuetlichen Enzianer was founded in 1931 by a group of German immigrants in New York City who sought to uphold the traditions, dance (Schuhplattler) and costumes (Tracht) of Bavaria (Germany) and Tyrol (Austria). Today, the club is 100+ members strong with the fourth generation of members actively participating in club (Verein) activities.
Gemuetlichen Enzianer meets three times per month at out clubhouse (Vereins Lokal) and performs year-round in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Additionally we have traveled and performed throughout the United States, Canada, Germany and Austria.
We are a founding member of the Gauverband Nordamerika, an umbrella organization of all the Schuhplattler and Trachten groups in North America.