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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.

Haus Holiday Traditions

Lebkuchen for Sale

The Deutscher Damenclub will have Lebkuchen for sale at upcoming Kaffeestube, Stammtisch,Open Haus, and the Holiday Bake Sale at the Union Depot on December 9. Proceeds from these tasty gingerbread cookies support the GAI.

Get Ready for Holiday Open Haus—
Saturday and Sunday, December 2–3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year's Open Haus includes new vendors along with our traditional activities and crafts. Enjoy authentic German food and drink such as Kartoffelpuffer, Currywurst, and Glühwein. Try your luck with our Lebkuchenhaus raffle. And don't forget your member mug for a $1 discount on beer.

Spaß Für Kinder at Open Haus

On Sunday only, visit St.Nikolaus in the ballroom and stop by the Kinderstube Open Haus to learn German songs and crafts. Activities for children and the Modelleisenbahn (German model trains) will be available both days.

Fall Classes for Adults    FallVERGNÜGEN  

During this interactive class students will talk about current topics  and events in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The focus is on speaking & conversation and building vocabulary & confidence. 

Fun with   GERMAN CARD GAMES                        

The GAI Skat Klub invites you to play cards!              

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10am to learn and play popular German card games!                                

  • Mau-Mau for kids (similar to Uno®)                                            
  • Canasta (a Rummy type game)
  • Schafkopf (Trick-taking game)
  • Skat (Bidding & trick-taking game)

No prior knowledge required! Each game will have a host who will explain the rules and get you started! 


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