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GAI Summer Language Camps
June 9 - August 15

Summer Adult Classes

Fall Adult Classes


Calendar of Events

Walpurgisnacht Photo Exhibit

Saturdays, June 21-August 9, 2014
Kaffee und Kuchen

Friday, August 8, 2014
Turkish Night Grillabend (Member Night)

RSVP by August 8!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014:
Stammtisch (German Luncheon)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Culture Series: Walled-In Book Presentation

RSVP by September 12!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Herbstfest Heuriger: A celebration of Austrian food & wine

For events held by various groups at the GAI, find more information under Gruppen.


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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.

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Upcoming Events

Grillabend: Turkish Night

Friday, August 8
6-9pm, Food served until 8pm

Döner Kebab

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

RSVP by September 12

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.