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.
Community Christmas Dinner & Program **SOLD OUT**
Saturday, December 14, 5-9pm
$25 GAI members, $30 non-members, $10 children
Ratskeller Opens: 4:30pm
Christmas Program: 5pm
Sing Along: 8:30pm
This year's Christmas program will include performances by the Twin Cities Männerchor, the Volksfest Singers, and a reading of the Christmas story. The menu for dinner includes traditional beef Rouladen (beef roll-ups with brown gravy), Haussuppe (homemade soup), red cabbage, Spätzle, and dessert. After dinner the Twin Cities Männerchor will lead a community sing-along.
We are currently SOLD OUT for 2013. If you would like to get on the waiting list, please contact the GAI office via email or at 651.222.7027. We will need the names of everyone in your party for membership verification. Please note that once purchased, all tickets are non-refundable.
Winterfest: Karneval & Euro Dance Party
Saturday, February 1
The GAI is thrilled to present a German twist to Karneval festivities for the 4th year in a row. Break out your craziest costumes, because now is the time to show them off!
Outdoor Tent Party
All ages and free admission!
Keep warm under the tent with some Glühwein or gather around heaters on the GAI grounds. Festivities include live music from German party band Alpensterne, fire breathing entertainment, and kid-friendly activities. Karneval is the perfect opportunity to use those Halloween costumes one more time! Glühwein, Paulaner beer, brats, and other German favorites will be available.
Euro Dance Party
Ages 21+, $5 cover
The party moves inside for more music and dancing. Our DJ will be spinning retro '70s and '80s Europop, classic Karneval party music, and special requests. Shake off the winter chill with your favorite German shots, and get your groove on!
Please follow Winterfest on Facebook for up-to-date event information and invite your friends!