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

Brueske’s Bread
GAI members receive a $5 discount on your first pickup order of Brueske’s Bread. Please place your order at and use referral code “GAI Member” to claim the member discount. January orders must be placed by February 15th and picked up at the GAI between 10 am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 17th.

The Bach Society of Minnesota
The Bach Society of MN is teaming up with Rochester’s Choral Arts Ensemble for A Symphony of Joy—an unforgettable performance with music of the Bach family. GAI Members can get 20% off tickets for the March 10 performance using promo code “GAI”.


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.

Save 7% on credit card purchases or 10% on cash purchases year-round on authentic and imported German goods at German Specialty Imports in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Offer valid in-store only.

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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