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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. Registration for summer classes is now open!  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, December 07, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • DANK Haus, 2nd floor Brandenburg Room
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    Get into the holiday spirit and join us for a fun hands-on workshop when Paulina from All in Bloom Designs will guide us through the process of creating your one-of-a-kind festive holiday wreath. Craft with us on December 7, 2019 from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.

    Fee is per wreath and includes all wreath-building materials (evergreens, fresh flowers and holiday decor, excluding candles). Whether you like to add 4 candles or hang it on your door: You will enjoy your wreath even more when you create it yourself! 

    Bring as many hands as you need to make your own.







    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Marunde Ballroom - DANK Haus 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago Illinois 60625
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    Come join us for a warm indoor Weihnachtsmarkt with German-inspired Christmas shopping, Glühwein, food, music and more!

    Our Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. We will have German food and drink for sale as you stroll through rows of festive stands. This is a great holiday event for families and children of all ages. Our Haus will be decorated in beautiful holiday splendor, a perfect back drop for your own cherished memories.

    Bring your youngest children for a special visit with Santa in our ballroom. Everyone can hop aboard and enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through Lincoln Square for $8.00 per person. Space is limited, so book carriage ride tickets while you still can by clicking the "Registration" button to the left.

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


    Doors Open - 11:00 AM with Shopping, Food & Drinks until 6:00 PM

    Visit Santa 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saint Nickolas 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Visit the DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL, located just one block west of the Western Brown Line for all of your Christmas cheer!

    • Friday, December 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

    Christmas - Stammtisch Open Haus

    Fri, Dec 20 | 7:30pm | 6th Floor Skyline Lounge

    Come celebrate Weihnachten with us!

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    Come and join us as we celebrate Weihnachten! Cozy up beside the Christmas Tree with Glühwein, cookies and cakes and sing along with Christmas songs. We encourage guests to bring a wrapped gift for our gift exchange. 

    This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

    Free parking at 5/3 Bank after 6:00 PM located at Western and Gunnison



    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Register

    Saturday

    February 22, 2020

    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    5th Floor Ballroom

    Karneval 2020 is our first ever annual gala and fundraiser to benefit the DANK Haus.

    Enjoy Karneval with all your friends and support the DANK Haus at the same time! You are invited to join in this German holiday tradition of celebration and the "5th Season"! Come dressed to impress and enjoy a night of dancing, food, entertainment and all around fun! We will also have an opportunity for you to support the DANK Haus and our vision for the future by bidding on items in our silent and live auction. All of the proceeds will go to help modernize our classrooms, repair our building and fund more arts and cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    We need your support! Individual tickets are available for purchase online. If you or your company wish to sponsor the event or purchase group tickets, please contact us at karneval@dankhaus.com for details on how you can get involved.

    Buy your tickets now as prices will go up as we get closer to the event!

    It's going to be a night of memories, fun and gratitude for all. We are looking forward to celebrating with you Karneval style. Danke for your support! Helau!

    Tickets:

    $75 per person / $125 per couple.

    Early Bird (Before January 15th):

    $60 per person / $90 per couple

    Black Friday (Before December 3rd):

    $50 per person / $80 per couple.

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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.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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