Episode: E11 Visiting Deutsche Tage (in review)


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E11 Visiting Deutsche Tage (in review)

In our 61st year! Deutsche Tage (German Days) is one of the Germanic-American Institute's (GAI) longest-standing traditions and the oldest heritage festival in St. Paul. For 60 years, the GAI has shared the arts, traditions, and cuisine of the German-speaking world, and inspired thousands of Minnesotans to discover new aspects of German culture.

Headlining the main stage is the Joey Johnson Band, a local trio that can polka with the best. A full schedule of entertainers include Ron Machel on accordion, the lovely Swiss Alp Horns, and concertina virtuoso Josh Eidsor. 

Food and drink are the cornerstone of Deutsche Tage: There will be plenty of bratwurst, German potato salad, and sauerkraut. Drinks include Paulaner beers, Germanic wines, Jägermeister, and Apfelschorle. Dampfwerk Distilling will create a special Deutsche Tage cocktail and will have their German-style spirits for sale.

Das Moderne Deutschland
Traditional and modern Germany will be represented at this year’s Deutsche Tage:

Environmental Pavilion: Festival-goers can learn about alternative energy, energy efficiency, and passive house design. Featuring eco-friendly invasive plant eradicators—goats from Goat Dispatch. 

Modern Apprenticeship Pavilion: Learn about the German Dual Education system and local apprenticeship options, part of a larger GAI initiative highlighting German-style apprenticeships. 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange: NOD has different programs to meet the varying desires of international students who are interested in exploring the world. For students who want a full year of study in another culture, NOD offers academic programs in both public and private schools. For those students more inclined to participate in short-term programs, NOD offers tutorials, homestays, and touring programs. Learn more at: www.nacelopendoor.org

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