Maifest Chicago: June 2 -5, 2016

Festival Grounds, Lincoln & Leland Ave.

Spring is finally here and with it comes Maifest! As the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring, Maifest Chicago has always been one of the best festivals in town. Featuring German foods, live music & entertainment, maypole dance and tons of German Gemütlichkeit, Maifest is the perfect way to kick off summer! Come visit the DANK tent to get your yearly fix of brats & beer! Even better: volunteer with us! Signing up is easy:

1. Choose Your Orientation

2. Choose Your Shifts*

* Since bar shifts are very popular, we encourage volunteers to sign up for an Aufbau, Kitchen, Grill, or Abbau shift before volunteering at the bar.



T-Shirts for Sale: Do you like our t-shirts? Why not buy one! They come in women and men sizes S-XXL and children sizes S-XL.

Adult: $15

Children: $10


All proceeds will go towards support DANK Haus events and programs.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred number and size.




Adult Sommerschule Registration now open!

Registration closes May 29, 2016

Looking for something this summer that is not only fun, but will teach you a new skill? Then look no further! Registration for summer German classes for adults is open! New this year: additionally to our 7 basic class levels we are offering mini sessions focusing on grammar review and conversation.

Registration and more information here.

Kids Sommercamp: August 8th-19th

Registration is open!

Come with us on a trip from the North Sea, along the Rhine River, to the Bavarian Alps playing favorite German indoor and outdoor games, themed crafts and cooking, and field trips.  This camp is an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun! For children 5-10 years old.  Older siblings are welcome, however, the max age accepted will be 12.

Registration and more information here!

 Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Authentic Bavarian Pork Roast

Thursday May 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Learn how to make an authentic Bavarian Schweinebraten (pork roast) with chef Carol from Himmel's Chicago European Restaurant. Roast Pork is a popular Sunday meal in Central Europe and a staple of Bavarian cuisine. It is traditionally served with Semmelknödel (bread dumplings) and Blaukraut (red cabbage), and best enjoyed with a fresh Bavarian-brewed beer. For this class, Chef Carol will not only share the recipe for her famous mushroom gravy, she will also reveal the secret of how to get your roast to that point of melt-in-your-mouth perfect juiciness & tenderness. If you want to learn how to cook (and talk) like a Bavarian, this class is not to be missed!

As usual, our class includes hands-on instruction, Chef Carol's delicious family recipe to take home, a drink from the bar, generous samplings, and of course, great company.

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EuroCup 2016 - Viewing Parties

There's no better place to catch all the German EuroCup action than at DANK Haus.  The German American Cultural Center has multiple big screen viewing options, authentic German food and drinks, and a ton of fan spirit.
Attendees will enjoy cheering on the Nationalmannschaft with fellow fans, sporting everything from scarves to tricot to facepaint.  Fans of EuroCup action are guaranteed a good time and friendly rivalry.
Bring the whole family to the best place in town to wear your black, red and gold heart on your sleeve!

Free admission | Food and drinks availble for purchase

June 12 2:00 pm | Germany vs. Ukraine

June 16 2:00 pm | Germany vs. Poland

June 21 11:00 am | Northern Ireland vs Germany

Playoff TBD as Germany wins

Stammtisch Open Haus: Schlager Abend with Pieptone 

June 17, 2016 | 7:30 pm

On the third Friday of every month the DANK Haus hosts an Open Haus on the 6th floor in the beautiful Skyline Lounge.
Everyone is welcome to the Haus to catch up with old friends and to make new ones, and dance to live music from Pieptone!

Alle sind Willkommen!

Free Admission | Food and drinks available for purchase


Would you like to Volunteer?

There are always opportunities at DANK to get involved, meet new people, and have fun.  If you are interested in volunteering please click here 


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