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Postwar Germany History Class

Join moderator Mike Haas on a 16 week historical journey delving into post WWII Germany during the early Cold War years from 1945 to 1963.


Oktoberfest Stammtisch

Join us on October 15th for our annual Oktoberfest Stammtisch! Enjoy live music, delicious German food and drink!


Pretzel Blitz

Join us in late October for hands-on pretzel making classes with Pretzel Meister Reinhard Richter! 



We're looking forward to our Weihnachtsmarkt on December 11, 2021!

Interested in being a vendor? Fill out the form below!

Vendor Application

Rhönrad on Saturdays

Join us on Saturday mornings to learn the art of the Rhönrad from world-champion Wolfgang Bientzle! Ages 5+ welcome!


Neighborhood Nights

Come raise a glass with your neighbors every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at the DANK Haus while you enjoy the views from our Skyline Lounge & Terrace!

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We can't wait to return to our regular Open Haus Stammtisch events where everyone is welcome to Our Skyline Lounge is usually open the 3rd Friday of each month. Come join us for drinks, food, and fun when we return to normal!



Learn how to make traditional German inspired dishes. Our popular cooking classes are held monthly. Get hands-on experience, generous tasting, recipes and a free drink with each course!

Classes Offered

Parent Café

Raising bilingual or multilingual children?

Parent Café is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and form new friends with other parents of multilingual children.

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Kaffee, Kuchen & Kino

We can't wait to return to our Saturday morning Heimat German movies from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Until then, please stay safe!


Enjoy local and international musicians and performers at our Haus. Our concert series feature a wide array of styles and genres.

Concerts are free and open to the public.

Concert Schedule


We're back!

Join us every Thursday for a gemütlichen Klatsch on Zoom.

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Event Registration Policies

REFUND/CREDIT DANK Haus Events (language classes not included)                                                                                                             

Any intent to withdraw from a ticketed DANK Haus event has to be expressed in writing.  Full refunds less a 10% administrative fee are available until 24 hours before start time of the event. No refunds will be issued for events not attended.  Thank you for considering to turn your refund into a donation to the DANK Haus.

In the unfortunate event that DANK Haus has to cancel a ticketed event, you will be notified and a full refund will be issued.

By attending a DANK Haus event, I grant the DANK Haus permission to photograph or video me or my child’s participation in DANK Haus programs.  I also grant the DANK Haus permission to use me or my child’s likeness in a promotional capacity including, but not limited to print materials, web site, print, online or out of home media and other medium now or later developed.

German American Cultural Center

4740 North 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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