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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.


at the historic Schmidt Brewery
882 W 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN

Friday, September 15: 4-10pm
Saturday, September 16: 10am-10pm

We are proud to be producing the 2017 Saint Paul Oktoberfest! Come down to Schmidt Brewery September 15 & 16 to enjoy German music, food, and beer, along with vendors, cultural presentations, carnival rides and games, Dachshund and bed races, a German wedding, and more! Don't miss the opening parade led by an authentic Bierwagen pulled by Percheron draft horses.

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There will also be a special tribute to Bruce Larson, aka "The Kaiser" and founder of the Saint Paul Oktoberfest, at noon on Saturday, September 16. Join us for a round of "Ein Prosit" and cannon firing in his honor. Click below to learn more about this year's activities and entertainment.

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SAMSTAGSSCHULE - SATURDAY SCHOOL FOR KIDS & TEENS

FALL SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23! 

This fall the GAI is offering Samstagsschule courses for the following age groups:

  • Fun with German - Preschool - Age 4-5 yrs
  • German for Kids - Beginner & Advanced - Age 6-8 yrs
  • German for Preteen - All levels - Age 9-12 yrs
  • German for Teens - Beginner & Advanced - Agre 13+
Saturday morning Classes begin Sept. 23 and run for 10 weeks. See registration page for more information & details. 

FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

FALL CLASSES FOR ADULTS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 5!

 Courses are offered for Beginners, Intermediate and  Advanced German speakers. Daytime and Evening  class options are available. 

 New this Fall - Oberstufe Leistungskurs C++      8-week special topic courses for students who have  completed C-level classes, have lived in a German  speaking country, have studied German extensively.

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