Herzlich Willkommen beim
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.
GAI auf einen Blick
- authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School
- a community dedicated to preserving our roots while looking to the
future by offering:
- a language school for adults and children
- Kinderstube German immersion preschool
- cultural programming throughout the year
- fun monthly membership gatherings
We invite you to come be part of our ever-growing community.
Grillabend: Turkish Night
Friday, August 8
6-9pm, Food served until 8pm
The labor shortage during West Germany's 1960s economic boom resulted in large-scale migration of Turks to Germany as Gastarbeiter (guest workers). Though introduced as a temporary program, approximately 5% of Germans now claim at least partial Turkish heritage. Join us in celebrating the diverse cultural flavors of Germany at Turkish night, with live music from Turkish saz player M. Orhan Ucer, Döner Kebab (a shaved meat sandwich), and - of course - your favorite German bratwurst and beer.
Blankets and chairs are welcome, but please remember that pets and outside food & drink are prohibited!
Herbstfest Heuriger: a celebration of Austrian food & wine
Friday, September 19, 6-9pm
Autumn in Vienna means Heurigen - outdoor wine gardens with live musicians - to celebrate the new harvest. Join us at our final Grillabend of 2014 for a taste of authentic Austrian culture and cuisine, as well the annual meeting for the GAI.