The Event

There might be thousands of reasons to visit Regensburg, but we definitely offer the best one to you: Dancing in our historic city in the merry month of May!

Our Idea

We have put a nice programme together for you to enjoy your time in Regensburg. You can attend both daytime acitivities and evening parties – with live and DJ music, taster and special classes, and you can also choose between two parallel 6h workshops tracks – Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag – with amazing international teachers!

Our idea is to provide a cozy and an easy (or lazy) Swing dance experience to you, featuring:

  • Dancing to fine music at the parties with the ability to have a good and long rest – without risking to miss the first event on the next day’s schedule,
  • Dance workshops to improve your skills – and this without rushing only from class to class,
  • And – of course – four days of fun and lots of opportunities to sozialize with old and new friends!

Besides the official schedule, you will have enough spare time to stroll around in our beautiful city. Located in the east of Bavaria, Regensburg is often called the most northern city of “bella Italia”. You can’t deny the similarities after having some ice cream or espresso on one of the medieval piazzas. Fancy the more traditional Bavarian way of life? Visit a Biergarten down by the riverside and enjoy the so called “bayerische Gemütlichkeit”.

We cannot wait to welcome all of you here in Regensburg – and are excited to spend a phantastic weekend dancing with you!

Schedule, Venues, Info

The Regensburg Swing Exchange officially starts on Thursday afternoon – a bank holiday – and it ends on Sunday afternoon. Thus, we have a long weekend full of fun, socializing, sightseeing, and dancing!

Time Event
Thursday, 14:00 – 16:00 Welcome and Outdoor Dance
Thursday, 16:00 – 17:00 River Cruise (Meeting time: 15:30, Departure 16:00)
Thursday, 20.00 – 02:00 Thursday Party
Friday, 11:00 – 12:30 Guided City Tour
Friday, 12:30 – ??? Beergarden
Friday, 15:00 – 17:00 Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag Workshop Classes
Friday, 19:00 – 20:30 Taster Class
Friday, 20:00 – 02:00 Friday Theme Party
Saturday, 11:00 – 13:00 Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag Workshop Classes
Saturday, 14:00 – 16:00 Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag Workshop Classes
Saturday, 17:00 – 18:00 Special Class – The Shim Shag
Saturday, 20:00 – 02:00 Saturday Party
Sunday, 11:00 – 13:00 Swing Brunch
Sunday, 13:00 – 15:00 Sunday Dance and Farewell

The schedule might be subject to minor changes – last updated: 10.05.2023


You can find all venues here on our Google Map.

Please note: In case of very bad weather forecast, the Welcome Dance will be relocated to the Alte Mälzerei (Theatersaal) on short notice. We will inform you via e-mail as well – please stay tuned. Clean dance shoes are mandatory.


For the check-in, please tell us your name at the check-in desk. Just in case, please have your confirmation number or e-mail ready (on your smart phone or printed).

If you have registered for a Full Pass or Social Pass, you can check in at the following venues and times:

If you have registered for one or more of the parties on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, the Saturday Shag classes – or any combination of these – you can check in directly at the venue.

For the Sunday Swing Brunch, please check in directly on Sunday at the Degginger as well.

You will receive colored wrist bands at the check-in, which have to be worn during the according event and presented on request to our team members.


During the event, we are available for you at our very special information booth – the Check’n’Chill (pun intended) at the Degginger!

It’s the place to be, if you…

  • have a Full Pass or Social Pass and want to check in for the event on Thursday and Friday.
  • want to get one of the official T-shirts.
  • need help or information about the event, the city, locals’ favorite restaurants, or something else that’s on your mind.
  • want to get a fantastic piece of cake made with love by our local dancers.
  • want to check out our small vintage market or want to bring and sell your favorite outfits of the past.
  • lost or found something during the event.
  • want to leave wishes or feedback in our guest book.
  • want to check out our little photo gallery from the past events.
  • just want to hang and chill out with us and other cool people.

Whatever you are looking for: you’ll find it here and if not we will help you to find it!
Come around, check in and chill out!

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, 15:30 – 17:30 & 19:30 – 22:30
  • Friday, 10:00 – 12:00 & 17:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday, 19:30 – 22:30
  • Sunday, 12:30 – 14:30

Venue: Degginger Pop Up Store (Tändlergasse 18,  the “back door” of the Degginger)

Vintage Market

We are taking the word “Exchange” literally! Bring your vintage (inspired) dance clothes and accessories, that you don’t twirl around on the dancefloor anymore, and find a new piece to create a gorgeous new outfit for the next social!

In our Check’n’Chill area, we are going to provide space for your very personal mini-vintage-market:
You bring your clothes and tag them with your desired price and phone number.
When somebody falls in love with your vintage item, we put it back and they can hit you up to make the deal!

So crawl through your favorite outfits of the past and pack them in your suitcase!



Welcome and Outdoor Dance

Your start into the Regensburg Swing Exchange 2023!

Our first meeting point is located in a park near the main station: the Schwammerl Kiosk. You can hardly miss it – this petite kiosk from the 1950s is shaped like a mushroom. You can get some excellent coffee there and they definitely serve one of Regensburg’s best espressi. If you’re not the biggest coffee lover, ask for cold refreshments. Have a drink, a chat, and of course a dance with all the other participants.
We will be there to give out your tickets and answer all questions. Nice to meet you!

Once we’re already together, the best way to get introduced to each other surely is to dance!  And since the weather in Regensburg end of May is usually warm and dry, we cordially invite you dance with us on some pretty places in the city. Starting directly in front of the Schwammerl Kiosk, we will later move on to one of the best known landmarks in Regensburg – the medieval Stone Bridge.

Time: Thursday, 18.05., 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Milchschwammerl

Please note: In case of very bad weather forecast, the Welcome Dance will be relocated to the Alte Mälzerei (Theatersaal) on short notice. We will inform you via email as well – please stay tuned.

River Cruise – Strudelfahrt

You want to enjoy one of the classic features in Regensburg? Then you absoulutely have to join us for the Strudelfahrt –  the classic river cruise on the Danube along the famous historic riverside of the old town.
Put up your feet, have some ice cream and enjoy the view. The cruise takes about 1h.

Please note: The event itself is an optional choice and on  your own expense – the ticket for the river cruise is not included. We will collect the ticket fee (10 €) directly in advance on spot to buy a group ticket for all who want to take part.

Time: Thursday, 18.05, 16:00 – 17:00 (Meeting time: 15:30, Departure 16:00)
Venue: Ticket shop Thundorferstraße

Thursday Party

Ca BougeThe first evening party! To welcome you once again in Regensburg, the guys from our local Swing band Ca Bouge! will bring you right in the mood to heat up your feet for the upcoming weekend with fine Swing and Jazz classics.
And with The See See Riders, another great band joins us at this evening with Blues and american string band music.
And before, in between and after the bandsets, our DJs will take care that danceable music never stops!

Time: Thursday, 18.05., 20:00 – 02:00
Venue: Degginger



Guided City Tour

Regensburg with its medieval old town has lots of interesting places and sites to visit. Join the professionally guided city tour on Friday morning and see where the people lived, danced, and played music back in the ancient days and not so long ago. The city tour starts at the Kiosk on Neupfarrplatz and is in English, it takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Time: Friday, 19.05., 11:00 – 12:30
Start Point: What the Kiosk?


What about some refreshments right after the city tour? Directly at the northern end of the Stone Bridge and located on the riverbank of the Danube, one of Regensburg’s coziest and most popular beergardens offers a place in the shade, cool beer, and delicious Bavarian food (also with very tasty vegan options).

Please note: The event itself is free and an optional choice. Food and drinks are not included and on your own expense. If you are interested and intend to come, please  let us know in the registration for planning reasons. We will reserve a seat for you – or at least try to. In case you change your mind later, feel free to skip it or just swing by.

Time: Friday, 19.05, 12:30 – ???
Venue: Spitalgarten

Lindy Hop Workshop Class (Friday)

Teachers: Sara and William
Time: Friday, 19.05., 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Alte Mälzerei (Theatersaal)

Collegiate Shag Workshop Class (Friday)

Teachers: Gosia and Michal
Time: Friday, 19.05., 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: W1 (Theatersaal)

Taster Class

Be excited what Sara is planning for you to warm you up for the party! This Taster class is really a surprise!

Teacher: Sara
Time: Friday, 19.05., 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: W1 (Theatersaal)

Friday Theme Party

A night at the Tiki Beat Bar & Club – be sure, you don’t have to dance Hula all night long…
But be aware – this Tiki Bar gives us just the right setting to break out of the typical scheme and to have a 1950’s and 1960’s themed party instead!
Focusing on danceability for us Swing dancers, three of our DJs will play the best Swinging Sounds from the era after WWII with late big band Swing, Rhythm’n’Blues, Rock’n’Roll, and early Soul. And be sure, there will be some other surprising tunes from this era for your delight!
If you also go for Herräng’s Midnight Ramble or the Summer Jamboree in Senigallia, this party will be your place to be!

Time: Friday, 19.05., 20:00 – 02:00 (or longer)
Venue: Tiki Beat Bar & Club



Lindy Hop Workshop Classes (Saturday)

Teacher: Sara and William
Time: Saturday, 20.05., 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: SG Walhalla (Turnhalle)

Collegiate Shag Workshop Classes (Saturday)

Teacher: Gosia and Michal
Time: Saturday, 20.05., 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: W1 (Theatersaal)

Special Class – The Shim Shag

Inspired by the original vintage routine of the Shim Sham, the Shim Shag has been co-created by Gosia for Shaggers to represent their group alongside the fellow Lindy Hoppers. Dancing to the same music and doing moves that do not disrupt the original routine, Shaggers and Lindy Hoppers can perform the choreo together.
A must for all Shaggers, and a nice bonus for all who already dance (or not dance) the Shim Sham! Click on the pic to see the I Shim Shag World video!

Teacher: Gosia
Time: Saturday, 20.05., 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: W1 (Theatersaal)

Saturday Party

Coniglio ConnectionThe big night Hop with Coniglio Connection at the Degginger!
They will play for us their finest Swing and Jazz tunes the whole night long.  And if the musicians have to take a break, our DJs continue to play the music we all love to dance to! Prepare also for a showcase of our Teacher couples!
A night fully dedicated to Swing!

Time: Saturday, 20.05., 20:00 – 02:00 (or longer)
Venue: Degginger



Swing Brunch

You have danced the whole weekend whenever it was possible, and you don’t want to stop on Sunday although you’re feeling hungry? No worries, the Swing Brunch gives you both, delicious food and a cozy opportunity to keep on dancing or to chill out! The Degginger team offers a nice and tasty buffet with vegetarian and vegan options and the DJs keep you in the right mood.
Swinging like Sunday morning!

Please note: Drinks are not included and on your own expense!

Time: Sunday, 21.05., 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Degginger

Sunday Dance and Farewell

Prefer sleeping in? Don’t worry! We will continue to dance directly after the Swing Brunch and enjoy the easy Sunday.

Unfortunately the German saying “alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei“ is true and we have to say goodbye to you at some point. (It means “everything has got an ending, only a sausage got two“, Germans and sausages, long story…). That’s why we ask all of you to gather for a group picture and one last dance with your new made friends. Let’s exchange numbers, tell us what you liked and enjoyed most, and then dance your way home with a smile on your face.

See you next year!

Time: Sunday, 21.05., 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: Degginger