Don Heinrich Tolzmann, the president of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, will serve as the burgermeister for this year’s UberDrome festivities at the Moerlein Lager House, the brewery announced today. (Sept. 3)
The UberDrome -- a Munich-style tent held in conjunction with Oktoberfest Zinzinnati -- takes place on the Event Lawn next to the Moerlein Lager House from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 19 and from 1 p.m. to midnight Sept. 20.
“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Tolzmann as the 2014 Moerlein Lager House UberDrome burgermeister,” Greg Hardman, president and chief executive officer of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. and managing partner of the Moerlein Lager House, said in a prepared statement. “His leadership in furthering German cultural heritage throughout Greater Cincinnati and the United States has meant so much to tell the story of our area, and its German history.”
Tolzmann will be honored during the opening ceremonies at the Uberdrome. The ceremonies and parade culminate with the tapping of the first keg at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
In addition to leading the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, Tolzmann is curator of its German Heritage Museum. He also is known as “Mr. German-Americana” and is the author of many books on German heritage.