Germanic-American Institute

A nonprofit organization

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Connecting people to a broader world through German language and culture.

Thank you for your interest in the Germanic-American Institute!  To learn more about our work or make a donation, please visit our website at :

The GAI carries out its mission through three main areas: Education, Cultural Programming, and Community Building. Within these areas, we offer:


  • Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool
  • Children's Saturday school and summer language camps
  • Sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School
  • Language classes for adults
  • Individualized tutoring for children and adults
  • Test center for Goethe Institut proficiency exams

Cultural Programming

  • Public events such as Deutsche Tage, Holiday Open Haus, Karneval Tanzparty, and St. Paul Oktoberfest
  • Cultural events throughout the year featuring authors, speakers, film screenings, and performers from across the U.S. and Europe
  • German culture classes on topics ranging from waltz lessons to German baking and Pysanky egg decorating

Community Building

  • Interest-based groups such as Skatklub for fans of the German card game and a group for Model Train enthusiasts
  • Monthly community gatherings to enjoy German food, conversation, and socializing
  • Regular opportunities to volunteer and actively participant in events
  • Partnerships with other cultural organizations in the Twin Cities such as the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Minnesota Opera

Organization Information


Germanic-American Institute

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301 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102



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