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Magnolia Ball - German-American Women's Club of Munich

Magnolia Ball

ulrike grimm

Chairlady Ulrike Grimm,
organisation Magnolia Ball

The magnolia is the symbol of the Magnolia Ball, a charity event arranged every year by the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Frauenclub München – German-American Women’s Club e.V. The magnolia originated in China; where from ancient times the emperor had exclusive rights to it and presented it as a special form of recognition to outstanding individuals. It is in this sense that our ball is a sign of special recognition to its guests of honor, friends and supporters as well as its members.

It all started in 1951, when Chester Wright, the president of the German-American Men's Club of Munich at that time, had fresh magnolias flown in from Georgia, USA. That settled the name of the event.

Soon after, the Women’s Club assumed the responsibility for arrangement, organization and carrying out of the glamorous black and white ball. Since then, it has been held every year without interruption until the Covid pandemic. This festive occasion has become one of the oldest and most renowned “flower balls” of the Munich Mardi Gras season. Its main purpose is to raise funds for charitable activities of the club: the German-American Student Exchange Program and support of various Munich charitable organizations.




(more about this ball on our German Website)

Invitation of young debutants to participate in opening our ball

We are looking for young people between the age of 16 and 29 for the festive

opening of the next Magnolia Ball. We provide dancing lessons, professional

styling by a hair and cosmetic studio as well as support with the necessary

evening attire.

The rehearsal of the opening dance of  the debutants will be led by the dance teacher of the Studio Ritmo. He also choreographs the debutants for other balls.


More information will be posted in time for the next magnolia ball.

For tickets write

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For payment of your tickets please use following account: IBAN DE43 7002 0270 0040 0526 07

For donations please use: DE64 7002 0270 6530 4562 83, BIC HYVEDEMMXXX 




The Magnolia Ball 2022 in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof  had to be canceled again due to Covid-19.



Unfortunatelly the Magnolia Ball had to be canceled in 2021



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President Traudl Schmid, chairlady Magnolia Ball Ulrike Grimm, the owner of the Bayerischen Hof Innegrit Volkhardt and carnival princess Margarete I and prince Berni I.



Due to the lockdown the Magnolia Ball had to be canceled in 2021. It will hopefully take place in 2022 and will then celebrate its 70th anniversary.


Chairlady of the Magnolia Ball Ulrike Grimm and president Traudl Schmid have sent letters to all the friends of the Magnolia Ball asking for donations.  The GAWC is confident that the club will be able to continue support of its charity projects with help of the well-known generosity of the friends of the ball.





Ursula Trümper ((right) and Peter Simon (left) with Debutants   (Foto Lippert)
Traudl Schmid, President of GAWC, Anja Eisenreich, Georg Eisenreich, Bavarian
Minister of Justice and Meghan Gregonis, US Consul General       
(Foto Lippert)

Traudl Schmid, President of GAWC (left), Ulrike Grimm, Chairlady Magnolia Ball (right)
and Manuel Pretzel, Mayor of the City of Munich with wife (center)                                                      
(Foto Lippert)

Charity Raffle: A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

Silent Auction: A big thank you to our generous sponsors

Organization Magnolia Ball:
Ulrike Grimm
Chairlady Magnolia
Organization Silent Auction :
Susanne AhrensChairlady Silent Auction Magnolia Ball
Organization Raffle:
Cornelia Witte • 
Chairlady Tombola 


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