Germanic-American Institute

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


301 SUMMIT AVESAINT PAUL, MN 55102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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 carries out its mission through three main areas:


  • Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool
  • Children’s Saturday school & summer language camps
  • Sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School
  • Language classes for adults
  • Individualized tutoring for children & adults
  • Test center for Goethe Institut proficiency exams
  • Library with German language books, films, CDs, & games

Cultural Programming

  • Public events such as Deutsche Tage, Holiday Open Haus, Karneval Tanzparty, and summer Biergrten series
  • Fall & Spring Culture Series 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

Community Building

  • Interest-based groups such as a Knitting & Crochet group and Skatklub for fans of the German card game
  • Monthly community gatherings to enjoy German food, conversation, and socializing
  • Regular opportunities to volunteer and actively participate at events
  • Partnerships with other cultural organizations in the Twin Cities such as the German American Chamber of Commerce and the St. Paul Landmark Center

We invite you to come be part of our ever-growing community!


Would you recommend Germanic-American Institute?
0 reviews Write a review

Report this organization