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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.

Our deepest thanks to the following foundations for their financial support of the GAI for 2015-2016:


Grillabende - Summertime Food and Fun at the GAI

Join us throughout the summer for themed grill-nights on the GAI grounds. It's a great way to connect with friends, family, and community while enjoying the outdoors. All Grillabende are free admission, no RSVP required. Our next Grillabend is:

Craft Beer and Sausage Sampler

Friday, August 12


Click here to learn more!

Summer Language Camps

There are still spots open for many of the GAI’s Summer Language Camps. Week-long day camps for incoming 1st and 2nd graders will run from June 20 through August 19, with the last 2 weeks also featuring German Safari camps for incoming TCGIS Kindergarteners. Our camp themes for this summer include Kleine Künstler (Little Artists), Once Upon a Time, Erdreise (World Tour), All the World's a Stage, Kinder in der Küche (Kids in the Kitchen), Picasso's Studio, and more!

Click here to register and learn more!

Saturdays through August 13

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Spend a summer Saturday morning on Summit Avenue while enjoying coffee and hausgemacht cakes made by the ladies of the Deutscher Damenklub. Chat with friends, take a stroll on the grounds, or read a book in our German language library while tasting these authentic cakes made just the way your Oma made them. It's a fun, relaxing morning for the whole family!

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Phone: 651-222-7027 • Fax: 651-222-6295 • Contact Us
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