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

Summer brings Kaffee und Kuchen, baked by the GAI Damenklub, beginning June 16, from 9–11 a.m.

Waltz and Wine
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30–8 p.m.
Learn to dance the waltz!
Wedding season is coming up! No need to be a wallflower. Join us in the ballroom for an evening of waltzing and wine. Popular dance instructor Jimi the Polka Dancing Pirate will teach you how to glide across the floor in 3/4 time.

2 for 1 special for online registration!
Waltz and Wine registration here

Register now for Spring Spezial short courses and special topics classes. 

  • Advanced Conversation Gesprächsrunde  (4 weeks: Mondays starting June 4)

Click here for more information or to register.


  • Conversation & Review for levels A1, A2, and B1
  • Grammar & Writing for levels A1, A2, B1 and Advanced (B2/C)
  • Literature - Book Review & Discussion Advanced level (B2/C)
Click here for more information or to register

Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Events

JAN 27: Karneval Euro-Tanzparty

MAR 24: Pork & Kraut German Dinner

JUN 9-10: Deutsche Tage

SEP 14-15: St. Paul Oktoberfest

DEC 1-2: Holiday Open Haus

DEC 15: Community Christmas Dinner

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