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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 foundation for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


A Night of Naughty Fun!

Saturday, January 28, 2017 ~ 7pm-1am
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
For Ages 21+ Only

Enjoy one drink on the Haus when you come dressed in costume or with a Saint Paul Winter Carnival Button!

Come to the GAI for the naughtiest night of the winter carnival season. Karneval Tanzparty celebrates Fasching, the German version of Mardi Gras. It’s the time of year when the taboo is accepted, naughty is nice, and risqué revelry abounds. At Karneval Tanzparty you can enjoy a cabaret and burlesque show, see into your future with a fortune teller, get ready for a close-up in our photo booth, and ‘get down’ at our Euro-style dance party in our Ratskeller. Plus enjoy drinks, treats, and naughty good fun all inside our gorgeous Summit Avenue mansion transformed into a Karneval discotheque.

Tickets are only $15 in advance.
Click here to reserve yours today!

Kultur in der Küche: Authentic Gulasch

Saturday, February 4, 1pm-4pm
$40 for GAI Members, $50 for Non-members
For ages 12 and up

Have you ever tried real, Austro-Hungarian style Gulasch? Now you can make and taste this savory dish in our next Kultur in der Küche cooking class, in partnership with the Center for Austrian Studies. Unlike American versions of this dish—which resemble baked hot dish or Ratatouille—authentic Gulasch is a slow-cooked meat dish with a garlic-onion spice sauce. 

Cooking materials and instruction will be provided by our very own Catering Director and head chef, Katrin Erdmann. Limit of 10 participants. 

Registration is Open for Spring Language Classes!

Learn to speak German in the New Year by registering for our Spring language classes.
Whether you’re just beginning your German study, are preparing for a fluency exam, or are somewhere in between, we have a class for you. Private tutoring with GAI instructors is also available for students looking for extra practice or for those with class scheduling conflicts.

Adult Language Classes will run for 18 weeks from February 6 through June 19, and Samstagsschule for children and teens will run as a 12 week course January 21 through April 29 (no classes February 18, March 25, and April 1).

Click here to learn more and register for a class!

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