Language Resources in Minnesota: German



MN-AATG is the Minnesota affiliate of the American Association of the Teachers of German. This membership organization offers a newsletter published three times a year, a Testing and Awards program, the Duestsches Spachfest each spring, a high school student exchange program, and several professional development opportunities for teachers.
Contact: Ginny Steinhagen, President

Germanic American Institute
Language courses for all ages and German events.
Phone: 651-222-7027
Fax: 651-222-6295


Deutsches Sprachfest der MN-AATG
Annual gathering for high school students in March. Students have the opportunity to share projects in a variety of areas as well as compete for prizes.
Contact: Mark Thamert and the DeutschFest Team
Phone: 320-363-3520 mornings

Celebration in June with German food, music, and entertainment.
Contact: Germanic American Institute
Phone: 651-222-7027
Fax: 651-222-6295

Concordia’s Frühlingsfest
Demonstrations, exhibits, competitions for students in junior high and high school. Held in mid-May.
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Contact: German Dept. - Concordia College
Phone: 218-299-3603

German Day at the Minnesota Zoo
Exhibits are presented in German, French, and Spanish on World Language Days. Held in February, the zoo offers a day of exhibits, presentations, and entertainment designed for high school language students. Curriculum packages available.
Phone: 952-431-9200

Festival of Nations
The International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-647-0191
or St. Paul Chamber of Commerce:
Held at the beginning of May in the St. Paul Civic Center, this is a weekend of international exhibits, entertainment, food, marketplace, and educational activities for all ages. Weekday hours are scheduled for student groups.


University of Minnesota German Dept. Play
Phone: 612-625-2080
A German play is produced every two years by the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch. The play is performed on campus, and is open to the public.


Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter Restaurant
8390 Lofton Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-7128
3 miles north of Highway 36, County Rd. 15 at 64

Black Forest Inn
1 E. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-872-0812

Strudel und Nudel Deli
2605 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-874-0113

Gift Shops/Markets

Deutsches Haus Imports
Sunray Shopping Center
Woodbury, MN 55119
Phone: 651-731-2826

Domeier’s Store
1020 S. Minnesota Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: 507-354-4231

Foreign Candy Co.
910 Main Street
Hull, IA 51239
Phone: 712-439-2802

Gift Shop at the Germanic American Institute
301Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-222-7027
Fax: 651-222-6295
Only open during Institute events.

Language and Culture Study

St. John’s Summer German Camp Program
Summer programs for students aged 8-16. German and Austrian language, culture, music, games, and sports.
Phone: 320-363-3315

Volksfest Haus
Entertainment, education, and family activities.
Contact: Germanic American Institute
Phone: 651-222-7027
Fax: 651-222-6295

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