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.
Pork Roast & Sauerkraut Dinner
Sunday, March 23
$6 Children under 12
Seating I: Serving
11:00am - noon
Seating II: Serving
12:30 - 1:30pm
Open seating available until 1:30
March is right around the corner, and you know what that means: sauerkraut season at the GAI! We serve over 300 pounds of our secret-recipe sauerkraut at this annual dinner, a family favorite! This quintessential German feast includes pork roast, boiled potatoes, green beans, and family-style sauerkraut. Coffee and cake will be served for dessert.
This event is open to the public with the first seating beginning at 11am and the second at 12:30pm. Guests are asked to purchase tickets for one seating and are welcome to arrive at any point during their serving time to receive their meals.
Prepaid reservations will be seated first, so avoid the line and RSVP online or by calling 651.222.7027 by Wednesday, March 19.
Spring Culture Series:
Eine Nacht in der Oper!
Friday, March 7, 7-8:30pm
Free and open to the public
Join Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist Bergen Baker for a special evening exploring the world of opera! Discover everything that goes into making an opera, learn about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and how his life events influenced his compositional style, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Minnesota Opera production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
Hailed by the Star Tribune as having a "fetching blend of grace, wit and humor on stage," Bergen Baker currently serves as Teaching Artist for Minnesota Opera. In addition to performing as a concert soloist across the upper Midwest, Ms. Baker has performed professionally in operatic venues both local and abroad. Ms. Baker holds performance degrees from DePaul University and the University of Minnesota, respectively, and continues to be a sought after vocal clinician across the state of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Opera production of Die Zauberflöte runs from April 12-27. Visit www.mnopera.org or call 612.333.6669.