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Herzlich Willkommen beim 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.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our deepest thanks to the following foundations for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


Winetasting Dinner Soirée

Saturday, October 22, 6pm-9pm 
RSVP by October 17

Join us for an elegant evening at the heart of the German-speaking community. The GAI's Winetasting Dinner Soirée is a celebration in support of the GAI, our heritage and cultural programming, and the preservation of our historic Haus.

Highlights of the evening include live music, an exquisite meal accompanied by German and Austrian wines, a mystery box raffle, and an after-hours party with cognac and cigars. Formal/Business attire or Tracht is recommended for this event. 

Click here to learn more and reserve your seats online, or contact the GAI office to reserve by phone, 651-222-7027.

Kultur in der Küche: Volga German Cooking Class
Sunday, October 2 from 2pm-5pm
Ages 12 and up

Get cooking with Volga German cuisine expert, Sam Brungardt. In this class, you will learn how to make Birock, a single-serving Volga German version of a pirog (Russian pie). While these delicious turnovers can be made sweet or savory, this class will focus on the most popular kind - a savory beef and cabbage Birock. All participants also receive a copy of the cookbook Sei Unser Gast (Be Our Guest), edited by Mr. Brungardt! Space for this class is limited, so click here to learn more and register today.

Documentary Film Screening: ID Without Colors

Friday, September 30 at 7pm
(35 mins) Discussion to follow

Made by Berlin-based Italian photographer, Riccardo Valsecchi, this documentary explores racial profiling in Germany in the wake of the controversial 2012 court ruling in Koblenz, where judges ruled that "skin color was reasonable grounds on which to carry out ID checks." The screening will be followed by a moderated community discussion.

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