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Fall Adult Classes
Starting September 2

Fall Samstagsschule for Children
September 20 - December 6


Calendar of Events

Ongoing through October
Heuriger Photo Exhibit

Friday, September 19, 2014
Annual Meeting

Friday, September 19, 2014
Herbstfest Heuriger: A celebration of Austrian food & wine

Saturdays, September 20 - November 22
Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Culture Series: East Frisian Tea Ceremony

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Hänsel and Gretel: Puppets and Performances

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Culture Series: Malice Toward None Discussion

Registration now open!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Winetasting Dinner Soirée

Members-only preregistration October 1-November 15!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Community Christmas Dinner & Program

Friday, November 14, 2014
Culture Series: Junior und der Schwan Screening & Discussion


Partner Events

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ruprecht Polenz presents The Putin Doctrine: A Danger to Global Security

Sunday, November 9, 2014
St. Martin's Day Celebration at the Landmark Center

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

Herbstfest Heuriger: a celebration of Austrian food & wine


Friday, September 19, 6-9pm

RSVP by September 12

Join us in saying, "Wiederschauen" to summer and a hearty, "Grüß Gott" to fall at our first ever Herbstfest celebration! Inspired by Austria's beloved outdoor wine gardens (Heurigen), we will be featuring authentic Austrian specialities and wines for your enjoyment. Complete with live music from Vienna Community Arts and enhanced Summit Avenue ambiance, you can experience the very best of Viennese Gemütlichkeit without leaving Minnesota.

This event is co-produced by the German American Heritage Foundation.


Hänsel and Gretel for Kids

Hänsel and Gretel

Sunday, October 12, 2pm
Children 12 & under, $10 each

Join Minnesota Opera Resident and Teaching Artists in a family workshop exploring the world of Engelbert Humperdinck and his richly orchestrated opera, Hänsel and Gretel. Musicians will use music, storytelling, and puppetry to tell the well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale. After the 30 minute performance, children will get to build and take home their own Hänsel, Gretel, or Witch puppet to retell the story at home.

Recommended for children 12 and under (and their adult friends, of course). Preregistration required online or by calling the GAI Office at 651-222-7027.