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 sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Thanks to our many generous donors, we were able to unlock the Board Match Challenge dollars. We are closing in on our 2020 Annual Fund goal. There is still time to donate—please help us reach our goal of $70,000.
Make your donation today!


Samstagsschule (Saturday School) for kids & teens begins January 11, 2020
Registration now open

Spring Session classes for adults begin February 3, 2020
Registration now open

Friday, January 24 | 5:30–7 PM
Spend some time with fellow language students and GAI community members practicing German conversation in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Registration includes instructor-led discussions and one beverage (we recommend beer!) More information and registration

Saturday, February 8 | 8 PM–1 AM
A night of revelry German Karneval style. Featuring two shows by Elektra Cute, “The Most Shocking Woman in Burlesque,” and Mistress Victoria DeVille. 
An amateur drag competition for up-and-coming performers will benefit JustUs Health. It’s the naughtiest night of the year at the GAI Haus! More information and tickets

Upcoming Events

2020 Annual Events

FEB 8: Karneval Tanzparty

MAR 21: Salvator Fest

APR 25: Spargelfest

JUN 13-14: Deutsche Tage

SEP 11-12: St. Paul Oktoberfest

   301 Summit Avenue • Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-222-7027 • Fax: 651-222-6295 • Contact Us
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