GAI membership—a great value that supports our mission! Become a GAI member today or renew your membership and connect with our community of global citizens. Whether you’re interested in modern German, Austrian, and Swiss culture, food and beverages, heritage and traditions, or learning the German language, a GAI membership has something to offer for all interests and ages.

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Membership Benefits

GAI members receive:

  • A monthly subscription to our e-newsletter, as well as our mid-month Überblick email of upcoming events and opportunities
  • Discounts on German language and culture classes
  • Discounts on tickets and early registration opportunities to select GAI events, as well as invitations to events offered by partner organizations
  • Fun opportunities to participate in or volunteer at events including the GAI’s Deutsche Tage, St. Paul Oktoberfest, and Christmas in Germany, as well as book readings, lectures, concerts, and much more.

Member Deals


Gluek’s Bar and Restaurant
Save 20% on food at Gluek’s Bar and Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Gluek’s story began in 1855, when brewer Gottlieb Gluek arrived in Minneapolis from his native Germany. Gluek’s serves local, national, and international beers and pub food including sausages and Bavarian pretzels.

Bach Society Discounted Season Subscription
GAI members get $20 off the regular season price of $120, which includes four main concerts, Voices from Heaven, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, A Joy of Symphony, and Gloria! Bach, Vivaldi, and Their Angels. Find more info and subscribe here.

Brueske’s Artisan Bread & Pretzels
GAI members receive a $5 discount on all pickup orders placed through the end of October. Place an order online by Thursday of each week. Pick up from 8 to noon Saturdays at Hudson Farmers Market on Carmichael Road in Hudson, WI. Use code GAI MEMBER when ordering at


Buy one/get one beer at Waldmann Brewery and Wurstery—year round! One per member. Members must show their membership confirmation email with member ID and expiration date.

Basic Levels

Individual $40
Household $75 (Valid for up to two adults and all children under 18 living at the same address. All household members receive membership benefits.)
Senior $35 (Valid for one or two adults age 60+)
Full-time student: free (Please provide copy of valid student ID to

*For those who would like the extra service of a printed and mailed newsletter, $5 will be added to the cost of a membership.

Supporting Memberships

Supporting memberships are available for members to support the mission of the GAI at the following levels:

$150   $250   $500   $1,500

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GAI Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining or renewing. Membership, less the fair market value of offered benefits, is tax-deductible. Memberships are non-refundable.

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