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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 2015-2016:


Holiday Open Haus is just around the corner!

Saturday, December 5, 12pm-6pm and 

Sunday, December 6, 11am-3pm

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy the feel of a European market with all the comforts of our community home! Continuing as a two-day event, we will feature local vendors selling German Christmas gift items, model trains, festive food and drink including Glühwein, Flammkuchen, Lebkuchen, and more! While vendors and food will be throughout the Haus all weekend, each day will also have different family friendly activities. On Saturday you can take a tour of the Haus, enter a tasting creation in our Cook-off Competition, or write a letter to Santa. On Sunday you can meet St.Nikolaus himself, enjoy games and storytime in Kinderstube's open haus, or make a holiday craft. 


Willkommen, Mike and Pat!

Mike and Pat Rose recently became the newest members of the Legacy Society by naming the GAI as a beneficiary on their life insurance policies. In addition to joining the Legacy Society, Mike and Pat regularly volunteer their time as part of the Haus & Grounds crew, and Pat can also be seen attending GAI language classes. Their generous pledges bring our 5-50-500k Challenge total to nearly $300,000! Have you already named the GAI as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or IRA like the Roses? If so, please contact the GAI Office to formalize your Legacy Society membership.

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Spring 2016 Samstagsschule for Kids
(deadline: January 9th)

Spring 2016 Adult Classes 
(classes start February 8th)

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