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Upcoming events

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 7 sessions

    June 15August 17 9:30 AM12:30 PM

    Nothing is better than starting the day—or taking a mid-morning break, for you early risers—with coffee and home made German cakes made by the GAI Damenklub. Round out your morning with a leisurely stroll or bike ride on Summit Avenue.

    In the GAI porch and dining rooms
    All items à la carte

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

    Saturday, July 20  |  6–9 PM

    Enjoy an evening with friends at our beautiful Summit Avenue grounds and gardens. Sample Germanic wines and enjoy food and wine pairings in our twist on the Biergarten party. Prefer beer? No fear, German beer is always on tap at the GAI! Music by the Chris Lomheim/Matt Peterson Jazz Duo.

    List of wine regions and wines

    Franken  2015 Fürst “Pur Mineral” Müller-Thurgau
    —pair with green bean and bratwurst salad

    Nahe  2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Blanc de Noir Dry Rosé
    —pair with smoked salmon canapé

    Mosel  2018 Clean Slate Riesling
    —pair with cheese and fruit skewer

    Rheinhessen  2014 Wagner-Stempel Pinot Blanc Dry
    —pair with saffron soup 

    Pfalz   2014 Von Buhl Sauvignon Blanc Dry
    —pair with summer vegetable tart

    Baden  2015 Gryphon Crest Pinot Noir
    —pair with sauerbraten aspic slice on black bread

    Flight of 6 wines: $15
    Glass of wine or tap Paulaner beer: $7
    Sampler platter of 6 food items $20
    Individual food items: $4
    Pay at the event, no registration necessary

    • 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

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GAI

    Get a taste of our language classes with this two-hour Introduction to German. Learn a few words and phrases taught by one of our native language instructors. Registration includes the class and German cake and coffee. Registration opens July 1. 

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • GAI

    Unwind from your week with a drink at Freitag Feierabend! For anyone who wants to practice German conversation, vocabulary, and grammar skills in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. All levels of language ability are welcome. 

    GAI Rathskeller
    $10 fee includes 1 drink.

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

    St. Paul Oktoberfest 2019 at Schmidt Brewery

    Friday, September 13, 4–10 p.m. |  Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Produced by the Germanic-American Institute, we are Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Just like the Munich original, our festival is held in September. Our beer is imported directly from Munich and our food is from local German restaurants. With fun for the whole family, it’s a two day celebration of German heritage and culture at the historic Schmidt Brewery. 

    Admission is free. ID and $5 wristband is required for alcohol purchases. Kinder Carnival admission is $8. Proceeds support GAI's mission to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples.

    Find all the details at Stpauloktoberfest.org

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

    St. Paul Oktoberfest 2019 at Schmidt Brewery

    Friday, September 13, 4–10 p.m. |  Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Produced by the Germanic-American Institute, we are Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Just like the Munich original, our festival is held in September. Our beer is imported directly from Munich and our food is from local German restaurants. With fun for the whole family, it’s a two day celebration of German heritage and culture at the historic Schmidt Brewery. 

    Admission is free. ID and $5 wristband is required for alcohol purchases. Kinder Carnival admission is $8. Proceeds support GAI's mission to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples.

    Find all the details at Stpauloktoberfest.org

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Como Midway Picnic Pavilion 1199 Midway Parkway St. Paul, MN 55108

    Bring your lederhosen and dirndls! The event will start at the Como Midway Pavilion and the route will take you around Como Lake. Medals will be given out to the top finishers in each age category and steins will be given for best dressed. T-shirts are included with the race registration. After the race, head on over to Half Time Rec to celebrate Oktoberfest 2019. A beer or non-alcoholic drink ticket is included with race entry! Proceeds benefit the Twin Cities German Immersion School.

    Registration and more info here: http://www.andersonraces.com/new-events/2019/9/21/the-twin-cities-oktoberfest-5k-fun-run-and-walk

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Summit Brewing Co. Rathskeller 910 Montreal Cir, St Paul, MN 55102

    Details coming soon! 

    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 2 sessions


Past events

09 Jun 2019 Deutsche Tage
08 Jun 2019 Deutsche Tage
08 Jun 2019 Fahrradtour (Bicycle Ride) 27k
18 May 2019 See Solar in a New Light—Kaffeestube Talk
18 May 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
17 May 2019 Freitag Feierabend (Friday Happy Hour)
11 May 2019 Musik im Mai: Klavierkonzert (Piano Concert)
11 May 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
04 May 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
27 Apr 2019 Rheinland Member Night
27 Apr 2019 Earth Day für Kinder
27 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
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
20 Jul 2018 Tyrolean Biergarten
29 Jun 2018 GAI Night with MN United
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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