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GAI Summer Language Camps
June 9 - August 15

Summer Adult Classes


Spring Classes

Children's Samstagsschule

Adult German Classes


Calendar of Events

Saturdays, January 11-April 26
Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café

Ongoing in April and May
Walpurgisnacht Photo Exhibit

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Culture Series: Current State of Germany Presentation

May 1-4, 2014
Festival of Nations at the RiverCentre

RSVP by May 9!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014:
Stammtisch (German Luncheon)

May 21, 28, and June 4, 2014
Polka & Pils Dance Classes

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Polka & Pils Dance Party at the Klub Haus

Mark your calendars!
June 14-15, 2014
Deutsche Tage (German Days)


Partner Events

Friday, May 9, 2014
ASI's Cocktails at the Castle

Friday, May 16, 2014
GACC Annual Gala 2014

For events held by various groups at the GAI, find more information under Gruppen.


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Germanic-American Institute!

Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute

We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Culture Series:
Germany: Promise and Challenges

Thursday, April 24, 7-8:30pm
Free and open to the public

German, US, and EU flags

We are pleased to have former German Honorary Consul Dr. Heino Beckmann join us for the final installment of our Spring Culture Series. This talk will focus on the economic and social challenges Germany has faced since reunification, including joining the European Union and the Eurozone and once again becoming a major player in global affairs. More...


The GAI's Deutsche Tage

June 14-15
Free and open to the public

GAI's Deutsche Tage logo

It's the Great GERMAN Get-Together! Join us June 14-15, 2014 for Deutsche Tage at the Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.

Both days feature authentic German food and 5 kinds of German beer on tap at the Paulaner Biergarten, as well as German musicians, dancers, and vendors. Activities will be ongoing all day, both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday begins with "Sport und Bier" with specials for participants in our 5K and for those who arrive by bicycle. The day will end with a 21+ after-hours dance party. Sunday is Family Day with kid-friendly games and activities throughout the day. Click here for the full spread of Deutsche Tage activities.