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at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus is always full of programming that contributes to our mission as the cultural hub for German Americans in Chicago.

Our Stammtisch Open Haus, a social evening to connect those with an interest in German Chicago, is held the third Friday of every month. Other events include monthly Kulturküche cooking classes, concerts and exhibits in our Fine Arts series, and special Cultural Events that bring the traditions of Germany to America.

On these pages you will find a sampling of our recurring and upcoming events. Subscribe to our event list for the most up to date information! Also, be sure to read and understand our cancellation and refund policy should it be needed.

For more information on other exciting German functions in Chicago, we encourage you to visit the German Day site.

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

    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


    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

     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 !

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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