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Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Check in at the 2nd Floor Main Office.

Admission: Suggested $5 donation

Current Exhibits

Lost German Chicago

The exhibition features art, artifacts, and memorabilia from within Chicago’s German-American community. The items record what has been lost in the Chicago German community while archiving and preserving that which has been entrusted to the DANK Haus.

Highlights include:

  • Exquisite wood carvings dedicated to the Germania Club by the Oscar Mayer family
  • Relics from the Deutsches Haus at the Columbian Exposition
  • Hessen Verein standards
  • Items from dozens of restaurants including the original Red Star Inn, Schulien’s Math Igler’s Casino, the Golden Ox, among others
  • Memories of St. Boniface Church
  • Delicatessen Meyer
  • FC Hansa (german soccer club)
  • The Schiller Liedertafel
  • Schoenhofen Brewery
  • Lincoln Park Turner Hall
Brewers, Bakers, and Bratwurst 
A new permanent exhibition celebrating the German culinary tradition of Chicago's North Side. Highlights include memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts from Harry & Guenter Kempf.  Brewers, Bakers, and Bratwurst is located on the second floor near the main offices. 

Guided Tours

For groups of 4 or more, we offer guided tours led by knowledgeable DANK Haus staff for tour groups, senior groups, schools, and more. For information on rates and availability, contact Rosa Gallagher at rosa@dankhaus.com or call (773) 561-9181 ext. 4.

DANK Haus Docent Program

Do you have a passion for public speaking, history, German, or museum education? Become a volunteer docent! Schedules are flexible, with as little or as much time as you would like to commit. Email rosa@dankhaus.com today to be considered. 


If you have an object you would like to donate, email rosa@dankhaus.com with a brief description and photo, if available. Please note: the DANK Haus does not accept unsolicited object donations through the mail, in person, or left at the property. Any unsolicited objects received will be considered abandoned, and the museum reserves the right to dispose of such property as it sees fit.

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

Connect with us

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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