Germanic American Institute – Deutsche Tage 2015

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Date(s) - Saturday, June 13
6:45 am - 10:00 pm

Germanic-American Institute

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Lederhosenlauf 5K and Mile Health Walk: 6:50-10am

All participants enjoy a freshly grilled bratwurst and cold beer in our Biergarten following the race. The course is a USATF-certified route down Selby Avenue through the beautiful Cathedral Hill area. Chipped time results for different divisions. Prizes for best male and female German-themed costumes. Registration is available through Charities Challenge.

Bicyclists’ Biergarten: 10am-5pm

Our Biergarten is open all day Saturday, featuring live performances, a polka dancing pirate, and drink specials for anyone who arrives via bike! With traditional Biergarten favorites and an idyllic Summit Avenue lawn, this is a fantastic way to spend your Saturday afternoon. Grab some friends and be sure to show us your helmet for bicyclists’ specials!

Viennese Kaffeehaus: 1-5pm

Treat yourself to the elegant and subtle art of Viennese-style coffee. Both afternoons this weekend, our dining rooms will be transformed into an authentic Viennese Kaffeehaus. Sip on a Kaffee Maria Theresia while reading a Zeitung auf Deutsch or enjoy a slice of Kuchen provided by the GAI’s Deutscher Damenklub.

Sommerparty Tent Party: 5-10pm

Celebrate a beautiful summer evening on Summit, Oktoberfest-style under the tent. The family-friendly Sommerparty features live music from Twin Cities favorites, Alpensterne, dancing, and German food and beer.

Saturday Performance Schedule
Performers will alternate sets during their scheduled times.

  • 11:00am – 4:00pm Bavarian Musikmeisters
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm Flemming Fold
  • 2:00pm – 7:00pm Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt
  • 5:00pm – 10:00pm Alpensterne
  • 5:00pm – 7:30pm Jimi Jimi Jimi the Polka Dancing Pirate
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Josh Eidsor on Concertina

Saturday Culture Demo Schedule
Demonstrations will be located under the demonstration tent and will start on the hour.

  • 12:00pm Making Raw Sauerkraut
  • 1:00pm Baking Brötchen (German bread rolls)
  • 2:00pm Viennese Coffee Culture
  • 3:00pm Rare Dirndl Fashion Show
  • 4:00pm Homebrewing
  • 5:00pm German Longsword

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