Germanic-American Institute presents German Days


The Germanic-American Institute presents German Days Saturday, June 10, 1:00PM – 10:00PM and Sunday, June 11, 11:00AM – 6:00PM. German Days takes place both days at the Germanic-American Institute at 301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.

Attractions include traditional German bands, Schuhplattler Edelweiss dancers, German movies, live projection of World Cup Soccer, children’s activities, Kegelbahn, Fussball table, Sommerfest parade of antique cars, and German food and beer.

This year a German film premiere will be featured — The Making of the Movie Paul’s Opa — as well as an art installation by German-born artist Frank Sander.

In March of this year, Frank Sander visited Hamburg Germany to document the making of the film, Paul’s Opa, which was written, directed, and filmed by his nephew, Ove Sander. The resulting 17 minute black-and-white documentary shows a young filmmaker working at his craft.

Frank Sander was born in Hamburg where he studied carpentry, architecture, and art, moving to Minnesota in 1980. Working as a multimedia artist, his work includes sculpture, drawing, film, and sound, speaking to the relationship between humans and nature. To view more of his art see his website at
In 2001, Sander started a movie company Human Nature Productions. His focus is filming artist documentaries in Australia and Chinese minorities in southern Yunnan Province, China. Sander currently works in the Twin Cities with clients to design and create their personalized spaces.

For more information, see the Germanic American Institute website at or call (651) 222-7027.