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Cultural Events

We are known to throw the best events in the neighborhood. World Cup, Eurovision, Mayfest, Stammtisch, Kino, Comedy Shows, Classical Concerts, or Oktoberfest.  READ MORE

Education

We offer German language classes for everyone from toddlers and kids to teens to adults. Our cooking classes and other educational events are a hit for all types of students.   READ MORE

Museum

Come experience the "Lost German Chicago" exhibit! Open Mon-Fri, 1:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment. READ MORE

Hall Rentals

Plan your event in one of our beautiful, historic rooms. The elegant architectural details from the marble lobby to the gilt plaster frieze of the ballroom make the perfect setting.   READ MORE

Library

There are over 7,000 volumes in our collection which includes several rare sets. Our collection includes adult fiction, history, poetry, drama, children's books, and more.   READ MORE

Gallery

The Willi Scharpenberg Gallery hosts rotating artistic and historical exhibits in a wide range of media. READ MORE


Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 32 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 3rd Floor

    Are you ready for your first or next German course? Registration for Fall Semester German Classes is now OPEN through August 19th!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 3rd Floor

    The next semester of Teen German classes begins September 14th! Class registration opens July 23rd. Registration deadline is September 2nd!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 90 sessions

    German classes for kids ages 1-14! The Kinderschule 2018/2019 school year begins September 15th. One week earlier, on September 8th, we host our Meet & Greet. Registration for Kinderschule classes opens July 23rd. Registration deadline is September 2nd!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 2nd Floor Brandenburg Room
    Register


    Explore the history of the Kaiserreich (German Empire or 2nd Reich) of Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm I & II from the ecstasy of unification (1871) to the agony of defeat at Versailles (1919). Examine the Kaiserreich as Kulturnation, the science, philosophy, music and literature that not only made this epoch so remarkable but portentous for the years which lie ahead. Study the geo-political chain of events which lead to tragic defeat in WWI and national humiliation at Versailles. An interesting, insightful, visually oriented Power Point presentation history will buffs enjoy.

    Syllabus for Kaiserreich to Versailles Sept 2018.pdf
    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 5th Floor, Marunde Ballroom
    Register

    COME SHOP AND ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW PARTY THE NIGHT BEFORE.

    We invite you to this exclusive evening of our Weihnachtsmarkt Party being held on Friday, December 14 from 6 pm to 10 pm.

    Included in the VIP ticket is:

    Rahm Schnitzel Dinner-  Pork tenderloin medallions seared and sautéed in butter and finished in a shallot mushroom cream sauce. 

    A Drink on the Haus - Whether it is a glass of wine or a cup of Glühwein or a beer, enjoy a German drink on the Haus. 

    Vendor specials - For this one night only, many of the vendors at Weihnachtsmarkt will be running a VIP special just for you. 

    Special music and entertainment -  This evening is not complete without a visit from St. Nicholas and Krampus, who will surely make your evening unforgettable. 

    Tickets are $25 for "Friends of the DANK Haus" and $35 for all others. 

    Get your tickets while they still are available.


    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Marunde Ballroom - DANK Haus 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago Illinois 60625
    Register


     Come join us for a day of German-inspired Christmas shopping, food, and music! Visit the DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western Ave., just one block west of the Western Brown Line.

    Our Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place on Friday, December 14th, with our VIP Party and Saturday, December 15th, 2018 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Santa Claus himself will arrive at 1:00pm and kick off a series of horse drawn carriage rides. Space is limited, so book tickets while you still can by clicking the "Registration" button to the left. We will have German food and drink for sale as you stroll through rows of festive stands.

    Admission to the market will be a suggested $5 donation that will surely be worth it. All proceeds from the event will support cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    For Clarification: December 14 VIP Party - Limited space for our VIP ticketed evening event. Vendor shopping with specials from vendors, German Dinner, drink ticket, and Krampus are what this evening is about. To learn more and register Click HERE.

    December 15 - Vendor shopping, German food and drink for purchase, Santa, and Carriage Rides available to all. $5 door donation.

    Vendors: There are still a few spots left! We are especially interested in vendors with hand-crafted treasures and unique gifts to sell.  Contact Steven Sartin at steven@dankhaus.com to reserve your spot today.

    <<< Click "Register" To Reserve Your Seat in the horse drawn carriage rides while They Last !














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Friends of DANK Haus

Whether you are interested in taking a class in our language school, participate in one of our events throughout the year, support our community outreach, attend the museum, gallery and library, or simply want to show the pride in German heritage and culture, our Friends of DANK Haus Benefits program has lot of perks:
  • Free monthly Open Haus Stammtisch event
  • Free movie events
  • Free museum access
  • Free parking during off-business hours
  • Discount on German language classes (coming soon)
  • Discount on rentals of our Skyline Lounge and Ballroom  
  • Discount on Kulturküche cooking classes
  • Discount on concerts and special events
  • Discount on flights to Germany (coming soon)
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Early-bird access to events with a guaranteed sell-out 

When joining the Friends of DANK Haus benefits program, you are supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We also encourage you to support and join the DANK National organization, which has its own membership benefits.

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DANK Haus
German American Cultural Center
 
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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