Deutsches Haus means German House in German. We’re most known for Oktoberfest, but we do so much more. Our mission is to preserve and foster Germanic heritage and culture throughout the Gulf South. We’re in the middle of Build the Haus, our Capital Campaign to raise money for our new facility. We need your support now or we might not achieve it. Please come visit our table to learn more.
We offer German language lessons; support the International German speaking fraternity, Schlaraffia, that promotes friendship, art, and humor; have singing groups Saengerchor (men’s choir), Damenchor (women’s choir) and Kinderchor (children’s choir). We also have Cultural Evenings called Kulturabend, where we highlight authors, speakers, and singers/bands/musicians. Twice a month we have German, KINO, (film/movie) night. Our Ladies Auxiliary hosts German Regional Dinners and we also have International Regional Dinners and Murder Mystery Dinners too. All our events are open to the public and many are free.
To celebrate and express our German heritage, we conduct festivals such as our famous Oktoberfest, but also Volksfest and Harvestfest which feature authentic German music, food and beverages for all to enjoy, including activities for the kids. Most importantly, these festivals introduce our German heritage to the New Orleans public.
Further, we fund 3-5 scholarships through the University of New Orleans, Center Austria, Innsbruck, Study Abroad program. In addition, we also sponsor, donate money, time and/or resources (food, beer, space completely free or at a discounted rate), to the following other charities and groups throughout our community: K-9’s for Warriors, Louisiana SPCA, Jefferson Parish Fire Fighters Union, N.O. Fire Fighters Union, NOPD First District, 610 Stompers, Disco Amigos, Krewe of Iris, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Ancient Order of Hibernians, NOLHAM Troupe, Crescent City Homebrewers, etc.