Monday Night Football at Gottscheer Hall!
Gottscheer Hall is now open on Mondays at 4 PM! Come watch the Monday Night Football game, or your favorite sport on their large screen TV’s. Enjoy a cold imported beer and some home German cooking while you watch the games. Their bartender, Tony (from Edison Place), will make your stay enjoyable. Gottscheer Hall is also open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 PM until closing.
657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385
History of the Gottschee people: With the dissolution of the Austrian empire Gottschee was given to the newly formed country of Yugoslavia. In 1941, Gottschee became a territory of Italy, as a result of a treaty between Germany and Italy. Over 11,000 Gottscheers were relocated into a German annexed sector known as Untersteiermark (Lower Styria), that had formerly belonged to the Austrian province of Styria until made a part of Yugoslavia in 1918. At the end of World War II, when both Gottschee and Lower Styria were reclaimed by Yugoslavia, the people of Gottschee were made homeless and stateless and ended up as refugees and expellees in temporary camps in Austria.
Thousands of Gottscheers had come to the United States of America since the late 1800’s, settling mainly in New York and in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1945, they started a large-scale movement to help their uprooted kinfolk in Europe, who eventually migrated to many countries. Today, the largest number of Gottscheers and their descendants live in the United States of America; smaller numbers have settled in Canada, Austria, Germany, and some have found a new home in other countries.