What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center


world cupSunday, July 13th was E P I C !!!! We hosted over 800 Germany fans for the World Cup Finals against Argentina and we would like to thank every single one for contributing to the AMAZING atmosphere.

We were amazed by the amount of support from people who came out and wanted to celebrate the World Cup. We understand that the line was long and not everyone was able to join us, but we were at capacity and had to stick with the Chicago fire code. The safety of our guests was our #1 priority.

We also would like to acknowledge and thank all our volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Please come back and continue the celebrations every 3rd Friday at Stammtisch!




Stammtisch: Elvis Abend

On the third Friday of every month the DANK Haus hosts a Stammtisch Open Haus on the 6th floor in the beautiful Skyline Lounge. We invite everyone to the Haus to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. It’s a great night for dancing, drinking beer, and taking in the gorgeous view of the city from the terrace.

Alle sind Willkommen!

15 August 2014 | 7:30pm - 12 midnight | Free Admission | Beer and food available for purchase

DeutschlandReise - A Bilingual Summer Camp


Space still available, sign up today!

Enroll your children in a 2-week summer camp designed to provide an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun! Program is for children between 4-10 years old. Previous German experience is not required and program is fully bilingual.

Deutschlandreise - Traveling through the 16 states of Germany in 2 weeks is the theme of this year’s summer camp at the Dank Haus. Making our own Bretzeln on Bavaria Day, enjoying water fun and games on Hamburg Day or a field trip to the Berlin Wall on Berlin Day are just a few of the activities that we have planned for August.

A typical day at the summer camp looks like this:

9am   fun morning routine reading books, singing songs, playing games, and introducing the topics of the day
10am   the children will split up in two groups of children age 4 to 6 and age 7 to 10, during this segment the young travelers will learn about the states of the day and work on age appropriate activities and projects
11:30am   lunch time - Free lunch included
12pm   returning to groups, finishing up morning projects
1pm   passport time, children reflect on the information they have received during the day
1:30pm   free play










11 - 22 August 2014 | Mon - Fri |9am - 2pm | Class fee $400 for 2 weeks | Register Online

Instructors are recent, native transplants, child to instructor ratio is held at 1:12. Convenient drop off and pick up zone in front of the Center. The office and classrooms are on the 3rd floor, the building is elevator equipped.

Children & Adult Language Class Registration

It's almost that time of year again - back to school - and we can't wait to see you learning German at the historic DANK Haus. Registration for children, adults, and tots is fast approaching. Don't miss out on the chance to expand you or your child's knowledge of German language and culture. Classes are taught by native German speakers at a very reasonable price. Can't wait to see you in September!

Adult Registration | 27 Aug 2014 | Class fee $300 / semester | Begin Sept 10th & 13th

Children Registration | 6 Sept 2014 | Class fee $580 / academic year | Begin Sept 13th

Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Next Walking Tour
Sept. 20th, 2014
This tour was developed by DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, IPRAC, and Polish Museum of America with the support of the Boeing Foundation and Chicago Architecture Foundation.


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