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OKTOBERFEST SEASON IS UPON US!!!. The most famous German celebration has been happening for over 200 years. It is so über that it has its own special brew - Oktoberfest beer. And GTHS ensures Austin gets to share in this celebration. “the German-Texan Heritage Society certainly brings the most authentic Oktoberfest game in town” - Austin Chronicle. We’re located in the heart of the Red River Cultural District where you will find one of Austin’s best kept secrets, the German Free School: a historical building and terraced gardens to enjoy the afternoon of all things German and Gemütlichkeit. Gemütlichkeit, you ask? It’s a German word used to describe a state of belonging, warmth, and friendliness. Bands: Walburg Boys, Austin Polka Band, Off the Grid and more. Our family friendly event offers a lot of kids activities. And of course German food and drinks. GRAB your Lederhosen and Dirndl. Those who wear, care!

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Making Spirits Bright

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German Immersion PRE-K

We will open our doors for PRE-K for the first time in the Spring of 2020 from 9am - 2pm, Monday through Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Austin / 901 Trinity St, Austin, Texas 78701, which is right across the street from our German Free School building downtown. If you'd like to fill out an application, please email: Come visit the preschool on select days. Thank you for all your patience and for supporting us!

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German Language Classes for Children & Adults

Learn German. It's a smart idea! We offer German Language classes for Children & Adults in multiple locations in and around the greater Austin area. As a Goethe certified testing center we follow the Goethe curriculum so that you can pick up where you left off weather you move to China or Timbuktu.

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Stammtisch Thursdays: 12-1pm

Come and enjoy a cup of coffee 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 are a native speaker? No matter your background, we can learn from each other.

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Koblenz Karneval - Austin Style

The German-Texan Heritage Society presents to you together with the Austin Sister City Alliance and the Austin Saengerrunde our first annual Karneval. Come in your most fun and silly Karneval Costume and celebrate with us on March 2nd, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm at the Saengerrunde Hall. There will be German Music & Dance, Food & Drinks. Yes, we’re a family friendly event! To buy your tickets visit:

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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
We had a blast yesterday at the German Christmas Market. Great food, very nice people and awesome souvenirs. Fabianna Blanco
This was a cute little market with 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