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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a nonprofit cultural center and language school located in the heart of one of Chicago's traditionally German neighborhoods, Lincoln Square. Open to all ages and backgrounds, the center features a language school, a museum, an art gallery, and a library. Regular programs include a monthly open house, cooking classes, as well as concerts, plays and other performances. Whether you wish to learn the language, connect with your roots, or find new friends, we look forward to meeting you!

HIGHLIGHTED EVENT - COMING VERY SOon

Over 20 plus vendors, Santa, Christmas music, Christmas treats and food, Glühwien and so much more...Come experience German Christmas shopping indoors.                                                                   Click picture below to learn more.

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Cultural Events

We are known to throw the best events in the neighbordhood. World Cup, Eurovision, Mayfest, Stammtisch, Kino, Comedy Shows, Classical Concerts, or Oktoberfest.  READ MORE

Education

We offer German language classes for everyone from toddlers and kids to teens to adults. Our cooking classes and other educational events are a hit for all types of students.   READ MORE

Museum

Come experience the "Lost German Chicago" exhibit! Open Mon-Fri, 1:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment. READ MORE

Hall Rentals

Plan your event in one of our beautiful, historic rooms. The elegant architectural details from the marble lobby to the gilt plaster frieze of the ballroom make the perfect setting.   READ MORE

Library

There are over 7,000 volumes in our collection which includes several rare sets. Our collection includes adult fiction, history, poetry, drama, children's books, and more.   READ MORE

Gallery

The Willi Scharpenberg Gallery hosts rotating artistic and historical exhibits in a wide range of media. READ MORE


Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 6th floor skyline lounge
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    It's that most wonderful time of the year! Come celebrate beside our Christmas Tree with German Glühwein, cookies, and cakes. Join us on the 6th floor for Christmas songs and good company.  Be sure to bring your wrapped present for the special Christmas raffle.

    Free Admission
    Snacks & Drinks for purchase

    Free parking on MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm
    (entrance on Western & Gunnison)







    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Marunde Ballroom - DANK Haus 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago Illinois 60625
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    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 Saturday, December 16th, 2017 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.

    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 !














    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue
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    Join us for the inaugural Deutsch Mic @ the DANK, an offenes Mikro evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition beginning on Tuesday, September 12th! 

    This will take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our skyline lounge. All performers are welcome! ! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Krok MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on premise.

     Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 6th Floor - Skyline Lounge
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    Join us for an evening of music with German concert pianist Roman Salyutov. He has traversed the globe performing in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Israel, the USA, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Recognized for his ability as an instructor, he was invited to give a master-course in the Polish Franz Liszt Society in Wroclaw in 2017. Since 2013, he has served as Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne) and has performed as a member of a new opera-focused initiative for the city. For almost 10 years, he has lead the concert series "The Work of Great Composers" at various cultural centers in Germany. Admission to this event includes a transcendent performance and a glass of champagne.

    Free parking will be available in the MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison)


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Friends of DANK Haus

Whether you are interested in taking a class in our language school, participate in one of our events throughout the year, support our community outreach, attend the museum, gallery and library, or simply want to show the pride in German heritage and culture, our Friends of DANK Haus Benefits program has lot of perks:
  • Free monthly Open Haus Stammtisch event
  • Free movie events
  • Free museum access
  • Free parking during off-business hours
  • Discount on German language classes (coming soon)
  • Discount on rentals of our Skyline Lounge and Ballroom  
  • Discount on Kulturküche cooking classes
  • Discount on concerts and special events
  • Discount on flights to Germany (coming soon)
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Early-bird access to events with a guaranteed sell-out 

When joining the Friends of DANK Haus benefits program, you are supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We also encourage you to support and join the DANK National organization, which has its own membership benefits.

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DANK Haus
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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