German Days St. Paul Minnesota 2023 Guide

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Willkommen! Welcome to the 65th annual Deutsche Tage – German Days, one of the longest running ethnic festivals in St. Paul. The German American Institute (GAI) has this family friendly event on its grounds. The theme of this year’s festival is German innovation. It is focused on advocacy in education or sustainability.

Festival Hours

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 11 am to 5 pm

There will be live entertainment throughout the two day festival. Performers include

  • Bavarian Musikmeisters
  • Jimi the Polka Pirate
  • Rivers Ballet
  • Minnesanger Choir
  • Edelweiss Dancers
  • Bill Koncar Band
  • DJ ESP

Vendors will be at German Days to provide a great shopping experience. They include

  • All Energy Solar
  • Amber Tree Jewelry
  • Greenheart Student Exchange
  • Luther Westside Volkswagen
  • Nacel Open Door Student Exchange Program
  • German Specialty Imports
  • Evelyn Klein, author
  • Twin Cities German Immersion School
  • Free German Book Table

There will be food vendors at German Days, including

  • Aki’s Pretzels
  • RuhLand’s Strudel
  • Burbach’s Potato Pancakes
  • Gerhart’s Bratwurst
  • German Brat Haus

Spaetzle will be provided by Venus Soups. The German American Institute will provide home baked cakes and tortes.

Beverages that can be purchased at German Days include Paulaner German beers on tap, German wines, German schnapps, non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks.

Admission to German Days is free and it’s open to the public. There is free parking available on the street and also at St. Paul College.

German Food

If you like the food at German Days and would like to learn more about German cooking, try these cookbooks. Use our links to see how you can save money on each of them.

Or you can enjoy German cuisine at the 10 Best German Restaurants in the Twin Cities as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Waldmann Brewery
  2. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter
  3. Black Forest Inn
  4. Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar
  5. Yoerg Beer
  6. Bierstube
  7. Aki’s BreadHaus
  8. New Bohemia St. Pal
  9. JW’s Bierstube
  10. Clubhouse Jager

St. Paul Hotels

If you’d like to visit St. Paul for German Days, you should consider the following hotels. These hotels are offering discounts which can save you money on your stay.