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Oktoberfest 2020

It's happening: the biggest littlest Oktoberfest in the world! GTHS Oktoberfest at Stubb's BBQ. Come and join us for life music: Austin Polka Band & the Walburg Boys as well as great food and fun. Reserve your table early. Due to Covid-19 tables are limited.

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German Language Classes for Kids

Learn German. It's a smart idea! We offer German Language classes for Children & Adults all online now. Homeschooling? No problem. We have the right classes for your children. As a Goethe certified testing center we follow the Goethe curriculum so that you can pick up where you left off whether you move to China or Timbuktu.

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GTHS Cooks

Do you miss traveling? Do you miss German food? We do too. That's why we've decided to bring you online German cooking classes. Buy the ingredients in advance and cook along with us with our German gourmet cook, Karla.

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GTHS Reads

GTHS Reads is a community reading program open and FREE for all, created to engage and connect community members within the common interest of German-Texan heritage and the German language through books. We offer a program for adults and teens and are meeting exclusively online for now.

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ONLINE Stammtisch Thursdays: 12-1pm

We've taken our Stammtisch online and it's working pretty great. Brew yourself a cup of coffee and join us while practicing your German language skills. We have people from all walks of life join us for this free event once a week. Know a little German or a lot? No matter your background, we can learn from each other.

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The German-Texan Heritage Society offers advanced genealogical searches for members of GTHS as we have genealogy researchers that can help you out. For more information please contact us at

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Great organization with lots of many engaging events throughout the year. You have to come see their grounds in downtown Austin! A gem of a location. Brent Hunter
I had the pleasure of taking classes with three different teachers at GTHS, and all of them were really amazing! The classes are not just about writing rules and vocabulary on the board, but rather we get to watch/listen to many engaging materials about current events, German culture/society, and other topics of interest to us! Well the selection effect at play here is that the awesome people at the management do hire great teachers! I am grateful to these folks not just for enabling me to gain such a beautiful language/useful skill, but rather for the support network and feeling of community they nurture.Muhammad Ashraf
We had a blast yesterday at the German Christmas Market. Great food, very nice people and awesome souvenirs. Hot chocolate, coffee, samples of Gluehwein and gingerbread cookies provided for a donation along with a brat and pretzel stand, beer stand and a German band playing before you enter the building to the marketplace. Coming from LA I really enjoyed the homely feel of this market which had beautiful ornaments and hand-crafted wood toys, the offerings weren't huge in quantity, but were very much quality, beautiful items...overall a lovely event to attend whilst in Austin.Serena Lorien