Group Tours

We offer group tours for people of all ages. We welcome your club, organization, school, senior group, family and friends to schedule a guided tour of the DANK Haus. Our knowledgeable docent will take your group through several key areas of the DANK Haus. The tour starts in our Museum featuring the permanent exhibit "Lost German Chicago"; a detailed look at the German immigration experience.  Additional highlights include: the Scharpenberg Gallery with rotating exhibits, Brewers, Bakers and Bratwurst exhibition, as well as architectural spaces such as the Marunde Ballroom, the Skyline Lounge, culminating in panoramic views of the city from our rooftop Terrasse. No tour would be complete with out a sneak peek into our famed "secret room" that is maintained by a secret German-speaking society called the Schlaraffia Club.

Tours must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. 

10 - 60 people per tour.

Tours for over 60 people require additional docents and will incur an additional fee.

Tour Prices

$10 per person. We accept cash, checks, or credit card payments.

Contact rosa@dankhaus.com with all tour requests. 

German Food Tours

Speciality Tours and Themed Tours are available at an additional charge, dependent on chef availability. Choose from:

Cookie Decorating • Pretzel Class • Marzipan Characters

Tour Prices

$15–$25 per person fee for Specialty and Themed Tours. 

Contact rosa@dankhaus.com for details.

Self Guided Tours

Everyone is welcome to tour the DANK Haus at their own lesiure Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  No appointment is necessary. Check in on the 2nd floor and receive a printed tour guide in English or German and travel through the following exhibits at your own pace:

Hamburg Immigration Panels - discover the rich and detailed history of the European port, Hamburg Germany, where most European immigrants to the United States of America started their journey. Included is information on retrieving your own families immigration records.

Brewers, Bakers and Bratwurst - an exhibition on the German influence in Lincoln Square along with featured memorabilia from the now defunct and much beloved Chicago Brauhaus Restaurant.

Museum - Lost German Chicago

Library - 7,000+ German Language Books

Scharpenberg Art Gallery - Rotating Art Exhibitions

Kaiser Wilheim I Portrait from the Columbian Expo


Group Tours

German Food Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Book your tour today! Please contact Rosa Gallagher at rosa@dankhaus.com or call (773) 561-9181 ext. 4 to schedule your tour. Thank you!


4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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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