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GAI UPDATES: The GAI Haus is still closed. Registration for on-site Summer Camps and summer language classes is open. Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool will reopen on August 3, 2020.

Deutsche Tage 2020—a new kind of celebration!
We are happy to announce that the GAI’s popular summer festival, Deutsche Tage, will be held as a new kind of celebration this year – with the theme “Celebrate What Unites Us.”  Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 13, Deutsche Tage activities will include an on-your-own Fahrradtour (bicycle tour), a Hier and There Podcast Live event, a special “kit” to create your own Deutsche Tage Haus party, and more!  

As St. Paul’s longest-running ethnic festival, we are excited to uphold our tradition of celebration while coming together to help local businesses and bring joy to our neighbors near and far. Join us virtually this year and connect with some of the GAI’s best-loved programs and traditions: lifelong German language learning, Germanic culture and food, and summer fun activities for all ages. Schedule of events

**Please note that our face masks have sold out, but we have all of the other items available for your Haus party!**

Have your own Deutsche Tage Haus Party!
This party starter kit has the essentials for your Deutsche Tage party at home! Pre-order only through Monday, June 8, while supplies last. Order your kit today!

Be a VIP (Very Invested Patron) this year
Support the festival and the GAI’s cultural programs with the purchase of a VIP Haus Party Kit. Thank you for helping us keep the spirit of Deutsche Tage going strong during these unprecedented times! Order your VIP kit today!

Deutsche Tage Masks: One-of-a-Kind!
Volunteers from our board and the Damenklub are busy sewing face masks made from vintage shirts, Dirndl, aprons, and event banners that have been donated to the GAI over the past few decades. Find the whole story here

Continue your German learning this summer!
Registration open  | Classes in July and August

Travel to Germany by studying conversation and pronunciation, grammar and writing, or literature. We plan to offer in-person classes (following social distancing protocols) in July and August. Our new online-only classes will also continue. More information and registration

"Best of" Hier & There podcast: Catch up on these highlights
Join host Günther Michael and his guests as they explore topics related to German language, culture, and the history (and future!) of the GAI. Listen here

Celebrate spring and Spargelzeit with our asparagus recipes!
Find recipes here

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