Calendar of Events

Expanded to 2 days!
Saturday & Sunday
December 6 & 7, 2014
Holiday Open Haus & Nikolaustag

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Stammtisch German Luncheon

Members-only preregistration October 1-November 15!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Community Christmas Dinner & Program


Partner Events

Saturday, December 20, 2014
German Christmas Service at St. Paul's United Church of Christ


Fall of the Wall Film Festival at St. Thomas:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Good Bye Lenin!

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Ready for Life - Vorspiel

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

Holiday Open Haus & Nikolaustag

St. Nicholas

Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7
Free and open to the public

Open Haus, Noon-5pm
After hours in the Ratskeller, 5-10pm

Open Haus & Nikolaustag, 11am-3pm

Join us for a taste of traditional Germanic Weihnachtsmärkte at the GAI's annual Holiday Open Haus and Nikolaustag. This year, the Open Haus is expanded to two days and will include both indoor vendors and outdoor food and drink huts with holiday favorites, including hausgemachte Lebkuchen baked by the GAI's Deutscher Damenklub.

Join us on Saturday for tours of the Haus, decorated for the season, and stay late for an after-hours sing-along and trivia in the Ratskeller. On Sunday, bring the Kinder to visit St. Nikolaus and receive a free Adventskalendar (while supplies last).

For a complete list of vendors and participating organizations, please visit the event page.