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Herzlich Willkommen beim 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.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Pork Roast & Sauerkraut Dinner 

Sunday, March 22sauerkraut

$15 adults, $12 seniors (60+)
$6 children (12 and under)

Seating 1: serving from 11am-noon
Seating 2: serving from 12:30-1:30pm
Open seating available until 1:30pm

It’s almost time to break out your Dirndl or Lederhosen and celebrate German culture, with a side of kitsch! Every year we serve more than 300 pounds of Helga’s Secret Recipe Sauerkraut alongside tender pork roast, boiled potatoes, and green beans, with coffee and cake for dessert. You can’t get sauerkraut like this anywhere else and you certainly won’t be served anywhere else by GAI volunteers decked out in their authentic Tracht. Join us for the fun and — we won’t be humble — the best sauerkraut around.

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 18.

Share Your Recipes for the Next Galerie Exhibit
Recipe box
Preserving family recipes both honors our heritage and helps strengthen cultural ties for future generations. Whether memorializing your Oma’s Apfelkuchen or your own Döner recipe, we invite you to participate in this special project and share your tastiest memories with the GAI community.

Contact Amanda Wolfson at or 651-206-2642 to submit your family favorites, to be displayed in the GAI’s second-floor gallery as a members’ Deutsche Küche. Recipes are due by March 25th.

Scholarship to Attend Concordia Language Village

The Germanic-American Institute will award one, $500 scholarship to a GAI family so that their child may attend a German immersion language camp at Concordia Language Village in Bemidji, MN. This award is for the summer of 2015.

To be eligible, at least one family member must have a current GAI membership. The completed application is due back to the GAI by April 1, 2015.  Winner will be contacted by April 15, 2015.

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