Euro Cup 2016 - Viewing Parties

Between June 10 and July 10 the European soccer championship - or Euro 2016 - will take place in France. As the reigning world champions, Germany is one of the favorites for winning the tournament. Will the Germans be able to add the European title to their 2014 World Cup Trophy?

There is no better place to find out than at the DANK Haus. The German American Cultural Center has multiple big screen viewing options, authentic German food and drinks, and a ton of fan spirit. Amongst their fellow fans, friends of German soccer will enjoy cheering on their favorite team, sporting everything from scarves to tricots to facepaint. If names like Schweinsteiger, Özil, or Götze make your heart beat faster, DANK Haus is the place to be this summer!

Next Game:

Saturday July 2, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Germany vs. Italy/Spain

Doors open at 1:00 pm

On the Route LogoFree admission | Food and drinks available for purchase

At every game, there will be a raffle for tickets to the International Champions Cup Match between FC Bayern Munich and AC Milan in Soldier Field on July 27!



Paco Erhard: 5-Step Guide to Being German

Wednesday July 6, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Sold out at comedy festivals in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia, "5-Step Guide to Being German" is the result of the author's mission to set the record straight about his charming, crazy mishap of a country. Exploring the reality behind the stereotypes, award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard delivers an extremely clever analysis of the modern German psyche that is side-splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect. The show was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.

Paco Erhard shows audiences the Germany behind the scenes, as he deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (we just value honesty more highly than other peoples feelings), hilarious dilemmas on the Autobahn, the secret behind Lederhosen, and how it feels to have to grow up with Germany's horrible past.

Food and drinks available for purchase

Doors open an hour before the show starts

Meet the Artist - Paco will stay after the show to give autographs and meet the audience.


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 Stammtisch Open Haus - Neue deutsche Welle

15 July 2016 | 7:30 pm

DANK Haus is opening up the 6th floor Skyline lounge for our monthly Open Haus Stammtisch. This month we are welcoming back the 80s with NEUE DEUTSCHE WELLE!
Those were the good old days with Nena, Trio, Falco or Peter Schilling. We are turning back the time and having a party with the songs of yesteryear. Pull out your ankle warmers and get your dancing shoes ready!


Admission is Free | Food and Drink available for purchase


German Cinema Now - Jerichow

22 July 2016 2016 | 7:30 pm

The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas (Benno Fürmann) returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, (Hilmi Sözer) a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That's when Thomas meets Laura, (Nina Hoss) his Turkish boss's young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born, unfolding in desolate northeast Germany, where thick forests suddenly end on cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea. Caught between guilt and freedom, between passion and reason, the protagonists have no hopes for fulfillment of their dreams.


Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.

Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase

Kids Sommercamp: August 8th-19th

Registration is open!

Come with us on a trip from the North Sea, along the Rhine River, to the Bavarian Alps playing favorite German indoor and outdoor games, themed crafts and cooking, and field trips.  This camp is an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun! For children 5-10 years old.  Older siblings are welcome, however, the max age accepted will be 12.

Registration and more information here!


Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Bierocks: The Original Hot Pocket

bierocksFriday August 19, 2016 | 7:30-10:30 pm

Known as runzas in the Midwest (especially in the Omaha, NE area), bierocks are tasty meat-filed pastries originating in Eastern Europe. They were introduced to the US by ethnic Germans who settled in Russia along the Volga River prior to World War II. Made with yeast dough, ground meat, cabbage, onions and and other vegetables, bierocks are still enjoyed by Volga German communities in the U.S. and Argentina. So join Chef Rita and your fellow culinary enthusiasts to learn the secrets of this traditional German favorite--with a twist: both meat and vegetarian options will be included.

Class includes hands-on instruction, Chef Rita's recipes to take home, a drink from the bar, generous samplings, and of course, great company.

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