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GAI Summer Language Camps
June 9 - August 15

Summer Adult Classes


Spring Classes

Children's Samstagsschule

Adult German Classes


Calendar of Events

Saturdays, January 11-April 26,
Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Culture Series: Current State of Germany Presentation

May 1-4, 2014
Festival of Nations at the RiverCentre

RSVP by May 9!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014:
Stammtisch (German Luncheon)

May 21, 28, and June 4, 2014
Polka & Pils Dance Classes

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Mark your calendars!
June 14-15, 2014
Deutsche Tage (German Days)


Partner Events

Friday, April 18, 2014
Karfreitag Worship Service

Friday, May 9, 2014
ASI's Cocktails at the Castle

Friday, May 16, 2014
GACC Annual Gala 2014

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


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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.

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We invite you to come be part of our ever-growing community.


Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt

girl with Easter eggs and basket

Saturday, April 19, 10am
for kids 7 and under

Come early for breakfast at Kaffeestube and stay for the family fun! Help us raise the $8,000 needed to purchase a new piece of equipment for the GAI playground.

Children will search outside on the GAI grounds for eggs filled with either candy or coins, which they can then use to purchase fun items at our special Osterladen (Easter store). The event will be conducted in English and German, allowing kids an opportunity to use their German language skills. A limited number of eggs will also include a certificate for a prize for parents. Examples of donated prizes include:

No advanced registration necessary. Participation wristbands will be sold on the day of the event. Children should bring their own baskets. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Jeana Anderson.


Spring Culture Series:
Germany: Promise and Challenges

Thursday, April 24, 7-8:30pm
Free and open to the public

German, US, and EU flags

We are pleased to have former German Honorary Consul Dr. Heino Beckmann join us for the final installment of our Spring Culture Series. This talk will focus on the economic and social challenges Germany has faced since reunification, including joining the European Union and the Eurozone and once again becoming a major player in global affairs. More...