Deutsche Tage (German Days) 2013
We are happy to announce the return of the Paulaner Biergarten for Deutsche Tage 2013! In an effort to reduce excess waste this year, we encourage you to help us "Go Grün" by bringing your favorite stein or cup to the festivities.
Come join us for one event on the lawn, or make a weekend of it, and attend them all!
Schedule of Events:
6th Annual Lederhosenlauf 5K Run/Walk and Mile Fitness Walk
Saturday, June 8 7:30am registration opens 8:30-10:30am post-run Bier und Brat breakfast All participants enjoy a freshly grilled bratwurst and cold beer in the Paulaner Biergarten following the race. The course is a USATF-certified run through the beautiful Cathedral Hill area. Chipped time results for the different divisions. Prizes for best male and female German-themed costumes. Registration is available at Charities Challenge.
Saturday, June 8 12-4pm End your Saturday afternoon bike ride at our Summit Avenue mansion and relax with your friends in our Paulaner Biergarten. From 12-4pm, anyone who arrives at the GAI on bike will enjoy half-price Paulaner draft beer and brats, each just $3. In addition to several varieties of freshly-tapped Paulaner beer, the GAI will be serving Radler, a German summer specialty drink of beer and lemon soda to be enjoyed during or after a long bike ride.
Sommerparty and After-Hours Tanzparty
Saturday, June 8 5pm-10pm outdoor tent party 10pm-12am dance party in the Haus Celebrate a beautiful summer evening on Summit Avenue, Oktoberfest-style under the tent. Sommerparty features live music from Alpensterne, dancing, and German food and beer. After 10pm, join us for a Euro pop dance party in the GAI Ratskeller.
Sunday, June 9 11am-5pm Delicious German food, beer, live music, dancing, and family-friendly games. Stage Performances under the tent
- 11:00am - Bavarian Musikmeisters
- 12:15pm - Volksfest Singers & Twin Cities Männerchor
- 1:00pm - Alpensterne
- 2:45pm - TCGIS Blumenkranz Dancers
- 3:30pm - Alpensterne
- German Model Trains
- Haus history tours
- Lawn games
- Photo opportunities with costumed characters
Vendors and Visiting Organizations
- Evelyn's Bunzlau Polish Pottery
- German Specialty Imports
- Rare Dirndl
We need over 100 volunteers throughout the weekend to make this event a success! If you're interested in helping, please contact Event & Volunteer Coordinator Julie Elias. All volunteers receive a free meal and drink ticket. We couldn't do this without you!
For up-to-the minute information about Deutsche Tage, please visit and "like" our Facebook page.
Kulturakademie: History & Life in the DDR
Thursday, May 16,
Free for students & GAI members,
Bar opens at 6:30pm
If the film Good Bye, Lenin! has taught you everything you know about the DDR, join panelists Babett Larimer, Nicol Philips, and Thomas Rauer for a discussion about their experiences of daily life in East Germany, living under the Stasi, and what the transition was like after Germany reunited.
This is our last session of Kulturakademie for the spring, and it's sure to be a good one!
Suggested questions for our moderator can be sent to the GAI Office.
Stammtisch (German Luncheon)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
11:45am, $9 members and non-members
Join us the second Tuesday of each month for our German Stammtisch luncheon. Each month we serve a home cooked German meal, prepared by Helga Parnell and her group of volunteers.
We also provide cultural programming in German after the lunch. This is a great opportunity for natives and non-natives to practice and maintain their German language skills while enjoying great food and Gemütlichkeit.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the GAI office by Friday, June 7th. Call 651.222.7027, extension 1, or email the GAI office. Regular attendees can also request to be added to the standing list at that time.