We offer self-guided visits as well as guided (docent-led) group tours for all ages. Our knowledgeable docent will take your group through several key areas of the DANK Haus. You will see the following on your tour (some spaces are occasionally unavailable if the space is being rented):

  • Brewers, Bakers, and Bratwurst exhibit about the Chicago Brauhaus
  • Schlaraffia clubhouse
  • The Brauhaus Room, featuring the bar from the Chicago Brauhaus restaurant
  • Lost German Chicago museum exhibit
  • United, wir singen German choir exhibit
  • German-language library
  • Marunde Ballroom (guided tour only)
  • Skyline Lounge and Terrasse (guided tour only)

Self-guided Tours

Self-guided tours are available for individuals and groups.

Cost: $5/person suggested donation

Group Tours

Group tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance, to ensure that we can schedule a tour docent.

A minimum of 6 people is required for a guided tour.

A maximum of 60 people is allowed for a guided tour.

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

Contact: rosa@dankhaus.com with all tour requests - include the desired date, time, and number of people. 

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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