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Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GAI dining rooms


    It’s worth getting up for our Kaffeestube Breakfast Buffet—a hearty European breakfast served in our historic mansion on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul. Frühstuck includes German rolls and breads, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, herring, Nutella, and more. Everyone is welcome—bring your friends and family to fuel up for the day.

    Saturdays, through May 18 
    8:30–11 a.m. 
    GAI dining rooms
    301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    $12 adults, $7 children

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GAI Haus and lawn


    Earth Day für Kinder

    April 27 | 10:30 to 1 PM

    Join us at the Haus for kid-friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day! 
    Activity stations will include flower seed bombs, compost bags, making a dirt cup and learning about soil, Earth bingo (auf deutsch!), trash sorting like a German, and an outdoor scavenger hunt! 

    For kids ages 4–12
    FREE and open to the public 


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • GAI Haus dining rooms


    Rheinland Member Night 

    Saturday, April 27 | 6:30–8:30 PM

    Travel to the Rheinland for an evening, without leaving your chair! Sample the food and drink of the region including Zwiebelkuchen and Sauerbraten. A cultural program will be presented by Rheinland native Bastian Treptau. For GAI members and their guests.

    The tasting menu includes:
    Green bean salad
    Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Tart)
    Sauerbraten
    Vegetarian option: Vegetarian Cabbage Roll (please note on the comments section in the registration form)
    Potato Dumpling
    Red Cabbage
    A chocolate treat for dessert
    Beverage samples

    The Rathskeller bar will be open for beer and wine purchases.

    $20 members, $25 non-member guests, $10 children ages 5–12
    Registration closes April 22

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    • 04 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GAI dining rooms


    It’s worth getting up for our Kaffeestube Breakfast Buffet—a hearty European breakfast served in our historic mansion on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul. Frühstuck includes German rolls and breads, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, herring, Nutella, and more. Everyone is welcome—bring your friends and family to fuel up for the day.

    Saturdays, through May 18 
    8:30–11 a.m. 
    GAI dining rooms
    301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    $12 adults, $7 children

    • 11 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GAI dining rooms


    It’s worth getting up for our Kaffeestube Breakfast Buffet—a hearty European breakfast served in our historic mansion on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul. Frühstuck includes German rolls and breads, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, herring, Nutella, and more. Everyone is welcome—bring your friends and family to fuel up for the day.

    Saturdays, through May 18 
    8:30–11 a.m. 
    GAI dining rooms
    301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    $12 adults, $7 children

    • 11 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GAI dining rooms


    Musik im Mai: Klavierkonzert (Piano Concert)
    From Bach, to Beethoven, to Shostakovich, this free piano concert spans the centuries. Performed by Mark Mazullo, Professor of Music at Macalester College, author, and performer. He is also a popular pre-concert lecturer for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club. Mark will introduce each piece and will answer questions about this concert’s musical selections. 

    This concert is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

    The Haus opens at 8:30 AM for Kaffeestube. Stop by before the concert for our European breakfast buffet. Cost for breakfast is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 

    • 17 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Open to GAI language students, or anyone who wants to practice German conversation, vocabulary, and grammar, in a fun and relaxed setting! 

    $10.00 includes one beverage and language instruction.


    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GAI dining rooms


    It’s worth getting up for our Kaffeestube Breakfast Buffet—a hearty European breakfast served in our historic mansion on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul. Frühstuck includes German rolls and breads, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, herring, Nutella, and more. Everyone is welcome—bring your friends and family to fuel up for the day.

    Saturdays, through May 18 
    8:30–11 a.m. 
    GAI dining rooms
    301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    $12 adults, $7 children

    • 18 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • GAI dining room and off-site

    Kaffeestube Talk: See Solar in a New Light
    How can the average person get involved in solar energy? Peter Schmitt from US/Solar will talk about the different forms of solar energy including residential rooftop solar, community solar, and commercial/utility scale solar. Learn about resources for the average household. Followed by a free bus ride to a solar garden, also led by Peter Schmitt.
    Saturday, May 18, 11 AM–12 PM, GAI dining room, free*          


    Solar Garden Field Trip
    We’ll pass by the North Star project in North Branch (the largest completed array in the Midwest) on our way to or from the US/Solar garden in Stacy, Minnesota. On the bus, Rob Davis from Fresh Energy will talk about pollinator friendly solar and how native plants help improve drainage, fix soil, and benefit the local environment. Some pollinator friendly solar sites even have beehives to produce honey that is used to brew Solarama Crush, a one-of-a-kind beer from 56 Brewing. Once 
    we arrive, we'll tour the solar garden and plant some milkweed.

    Bring a bag lunch and drink. 
    Saturday, May 18, 12–3 PM, leaving from GAI, free
    For field trip, please RSVP to lderoode@gai-mn.org by May 17.

    * Come early for breakfast and coffee at our Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet. 
    Every Saturday from January 12–May 18, except April 13.
     


    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • GAI

    Come eat, drink, and dance at Deutsche Tage!

    Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

    Traditional and modern Germany will be represented at this year’s Deutsche Tage. Dance to the Joey Johnson Band, a local trio that can polka with the best. A full schedule of entertainers include Ron Machel on accordion, the lovely Swiss Alp Horns, and concertina virtuoso Josh Eidsor.

    Enjoy delicious food from the Black Forest Inn, including bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Be sure to save room for Paulaner beers, German and Austrian wines, Jägermeister, and Apfelschorle.

    New this year, an Environmental Pavilion, where festival-goers can learn about alternative energy, energy efficiency, and passive house design; kids can make flower seed bombs; and last but not least, GOATS! Goat Dispatch, a company that rents out these eco-friendly animals, will talk about the ways goats can benefit the environment, and some of their star performers will be on-site.

    Learn about the German Dual Education system and apprenticeship options locally at the Modern Apprenticeship Pavilion, part of a larger GAI initiative highlighting German-style apprenticeships.

    The Fahrradtour (bicycle ride) 27k returns this year, leaving GAI Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Online registration coming soon!

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GAI

    Come eat, drink, and dance at Deutsche Tage!

    Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

    Traditional and modern Germany will be represented at this year’s Deutsche Tage. Dance to the Joey Johnson Band, a local trio that can polka with the best. A full schedule of entertainers include Ron Machel on accordion, the lovely Swiss Alp Horns, and concertina virtuoso Josh Eidsor.

    Enjoy delicious food from the Black Forest Inn, including bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Be sure to save room for Paulaner beers, German and Austrian wines, Jägermeister, and Apfelschorle.

    New this year, an Environmental Pavilion, where festival-goers can learn about alternative energy, energy efficiency, and passive house design; kids can make flower seed bombs; and last but not least, GOATS! Goat Dispatch, a company that rents out these eco-friendly animals, will talk about the ways goats can benefit the environment, and some of their star performers will be on-site.

    Learn about the German Dual Education system and apprenticeship options locally at the Modern Apprenticeship Pavilion, part of a larger GAI initiative highlighting German-style apprenticeships.

    The Fahrradtour (bicycle ride) 27k returns this year, leaving GAI Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Online registration coming soon!


    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A food, wine, and beer event - more details coming soon! 

    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 21 Aug 2019
    • Germany

    Travel to Germany with us!

    The Germanic-American Institute is excited to offer a guided tour to the Rhineland region of Germany,  August 12 to 21, 2019. This trip has been designed especially for GAI members, their family, and friends. Defined Destinations Travel will take you to some of the most iconic places in Germany, with stops at beautiful sites along the Rhine River, and historic cities including Rothenburg, Würzburg, Trier, and Cologne. The tour includes airfare, taxes, tours and day cruises, and 16 meals including daily breakfast and 8 dinners.  

    If you have wanderlust and a desire to see Germany without the work of travel planning, this is the trip for you! Sign-up today to guaranteed a spot on this fantastic trip and make memories of a lifetime! Contact the GAI office from more information.

    Click here for Defined Destinations website and booking information

    Your down payment is accepted at any time. Registration and final payment is due May 3, 2019.

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Schmidt Brewery

    Mark your calendars now for St. Paul Oktoberfest 2019!

    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Schmidt Brewery

    Mark your calendars now for St. Paul Oktoberfest 2019!

Past events

20 Apr 2019 GAI Kinderstube Easter Egg Hunt
20 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
13 Apr 2019 NO Kaffeestube
12 Apr 2019 SYMPOSIUM Modern Apprenticeship: The other four-year degree
06 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
30 Mar 2019 Schnupperkurs - Intro to German
30 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
29 Mar 2019 Freitag Feierabend (Friday Happy Hour)
23 Mar 2019 Pork & Kraut Dinner
23 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
21 Mar 2019 Karfreitag Chorproben (Good Friday choir practices)
16 Mar 2019 Passive House Tour
16 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
15 Mar 2019 KinoKneipe (Movie Pub)
09 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Building a Sustainable Home
09 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
02 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Coming to Amerika
02 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
23 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Climate Smart Municipalities in Minnesota and Germany
23 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
16 Feb 2019 Karneval Tanzparty
09 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: GAI Trip to Germany preview
09 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
02 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
26 Jan 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
19 Jan 2019 Bier und Bingo Fundraiser
16 Dec 2018 Weihnachtsgottesdienst
02 Dec 2018 Holiday Open Haus
01 Dec 2018 Holiday Open Haus
28 Nov 2018 Franziska Pierwoss Screening & Talk: The Art of the Deal
10 Nov 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
09 Nov 2018 KinoKneipe: B-Movie
03 Nov 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
02 Nov 2018 Geniale Dilletanten Exhibition
27 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
20 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
19 Oct 2018 Wasserkraft (Hydropower) for Kids
13 Oct 2018 GAI Annual Meeting
13 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
12 Oct 2018 Performance: It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Hate
06 Oct 2018 Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
06 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
05 Oct 2018 Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
04 Oct 2018 Opening Reception - Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
30 Sep 2018 Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Walk
29 Sep 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
25 Sep 2018 Almanya - St. Thomas German Film Festival
22 Sep 2018 Musik und Märchen - German Instructors Immersion Weekend
22 Sep 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
15 Sep 2018 St. Paul Oktoberfest
14 Sep 2018 St. Paul Oktoberfest
03 Sep 2018 GAI CLOSED
15 Aug 2018 Sandbox Theatre's Houdini
28 Jul 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
21 Jul 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
20 Jul 2018 Tyrolean Biergarten
14 Jul 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
30 Jun 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
29 Jun 2018 GAI Night with MN United
23 Jun 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
16 Jun 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
10 Jun 2018 Deutsche Tage
09 Jun 2018 Deutsche Tage
20 May 2018 Musik im Mai: Haus Konzert mit Kaffee und Kuchen
11 May 2018 Musik im Mai: Music and History
22 Apr 2018 Film and Talk: In the Shadow of the Acropolis
19 Apr 2018 German Film Festival - North Face
04 Apr 2018 German Film Festival - Good Bye, Lenin!
31 Mar 2018 Kinderstube Easter Egg Hunt
15 Mar 2018 Bus tour with Dave Bredemus–German Churches of the Twin Cities
15 Feb 2018 Coming to Amerika Exhibit
13 Feb 2018 Stammtisch with Dr. Heino Beckmann
10 Feb 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
02 Feb 2018 KinoKneipe: Ein Geschenk der Götter
27 Jan 2018 Karneval Euro-Tanzparty
13 Jan 2018 SOLD OUT Talk about Beer: The History of Jacob Schmidt Brewery
24 Dec 2017 Christmas Luminaries at Schell's Brewery
17 Dec 2017 Weihnachtsgottesdienst German Advent Service
16 Dec 2017 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
12 Dec 2017 Stammtisch
10 Dec 2017 German Adventssingen
06 Dec 2017 The Edge of Heaven - German Program Film Festival
03 Dec 2017 Weihnachtsfest Biwabik
01 Dec 2017 Jacob Schmidt Brewery History Exhibit
04 Dec 2016 Holiday Open Haus
03 Dec 2016 Holiday Open Haus
28 Dec 2015 Twin Cities Männerchor
21 Dec 2015 Deutscher Damenklub
20 Dec 2015 German Advent Open House
19 Dec 2015 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
15 Dec 2015 Deutscher Sprachklub
15 Dec 2015 Skatklub
14 Dec 2015 Twin Cities Männerchor
13 Dec 2015 German Language Advent Service
12 Dec 2015 Modelleisenbahngruppe (Germanic Model Trains)
11 Dec 2015 GACC Holiday Party
08 Dec 2015 Stammtisch
05 Dec 2015 Nikolaustag & Holiday Open Haus
20 Dec 2014 German Language Christmas Service
13 Dec 2014 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
06 Dec 2014 Holiday Open Haus
21 Nov 2014 German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica
14 Nov 2014 Junior und der Schwan: Film Screening and Discussion
13 Nov 2014 Walls That Fell and Walls Still to Fall: That the Fall of the Berlin Wall Means For Us Today
11 Nov 2014 Stammtisch
08 Nov 2014 Kaffeestube
16 Oct 2014 Malice Toward None: a discussion with the author
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