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.

Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s
November 2–18, 2018
An exhibition of film, art, design, fashion, and profiles and music samples from seven experimental bands including Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Tödliche Doris, Der Plan, Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, Palais Schaumburg, Ornament und Verbrechen, and Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.)  Exhibition hours

Saturday, November 2, 6–9 p.m.
We'll go underground at Schmidt Artist Lofts Tunnel Gallery with special film screenings, curated sounds by DJ ESP, and surprise performers. Come as you are or take the opportunity to wear your best 80s threads or DIY Dilletanten wearable art.
At Schmidt Artist Lofts Tunnel Gallery, 900 W 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wasserkraft (Hydropower) for Kids: A German and Science Workshop
Kids grades K–4 will explore hydropower in this 3-hour hands-on science and German workshop, the first in a three-part series about sustainable energy.
Friday, October 19
9 a.m. to noon for kindergarten to 1st grade
1 to 4 p.m. for 2nd to 4th grade
Before and aftercare options are available
More information and registration

Friday, October 19, 5:30–7 PM
Spend some time with fellow language students and GAI community members to practice German in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Held in the GAI Ratskeller, registration includes one beverage.
More information and registration

Balkan Cooking: Banitsa
Sunday, November 4,1–3 PM
Learn how to make banitsa, a Bulgarian savory pastry made with whisked eggs and cheese in filo dough. Variations abound, and you can make and take home banitsa with your favorite ingredients. Taught  by the women of BIBACH (Balcanicus Institute of Art, Culture and History). Registration 

Put some VERGNÜGEN in your autumn with these special courses, beginning late October.
— Writing Practice: Intermediate level A2/B2
— Oberstufe Leistungskurs: Deutsche Musik & Lieder—von Minnesang bis Cro.
— Gesprächsrunde: Advanced Intermediate conversation B1/B2
More information and registration

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

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