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.
Herbstfest Heuriger: a celebration of Austrian food & wine
Friday, September 19, 6-9pm
Join us in saying, "Wiederschauen" to summer and a hearty, "Grüß Gott" to fall at our first ever Herbstfest celebration! Inspired by Austria's beloved outdoor wine gardens (Heurigen), we will be featuring authentic Austrian specialities and wines for your enjoyment. Complete with live music from Vienna Community Arts and enhanced Summit Avenue ambiance, you can experience the very best of Viennese Gemütlichkeit without leaving Minnesota.
This event is co-produced by the German American Heritage Foundation.
Hänsel and Gretel for Kids
Sunday, October 12, 2pm
Children 12 & under, $10 each
Join Minnesota Opera Resident and Teaching Artists in a family workshop exploring the world of Engelbert Humperdinck and his richly orchestrated opera, Hänsel and Gretel. Musicians will use music, storytelling, and puppetry to tell the well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale. After the 30 minute performance, children will get to build and take home their own Hänsel, Gretel, or Witch puppet to retell the story at home.
Recommended for children 12 and under (and their adult friends, of course). Preregistration required online or by calling the GAI Office at 651-222-7027.