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Trivia Night Menu

Feb 20, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Lenten Food also available

  • Fish Taco’s – Fried and Grilled
  • Fish and Shrimp Baskets
  • Fries
  • Mac & Cheese

Food starts at 6:30 pm till Round 4 (about 8:30 pm)


Feb 19, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

On Wed., Feb. 20, the Deutches Haus will present a check to The University of New Orleans’ Center Austria program. The donation benefits their summer program, which gives students the opportunity to study in Germany and Austria.

“This program is important to the Deutsches Haus mission,” said Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf. “We were founded to celebrate and cultivate our heritage here in New Orleans, and if we can give students the opportunity to experience Germany firsthand, we’re doing something great.”

Immediately following the presentation of the check, Center Austria and UNO’s 2013 Austrian Students Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Anton Pelinka entitled, “Obama’s Victory- Lessons for Europe.”

Dr. Pelinka is a Professor of Political Science and Nationalism Studies at Central European University in Budapest. In addition to that, he is a Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Innsbruck.

The presentation will take at 5 p.m. in UNO’s Earl K. Long Library, Room 407.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in New Orleans in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language, and history of the German people. For more information about The Deutches Haus, or on Facebook at “Deutsches Haus”.



Feb 5, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf and Oktoberfest Chairman Thomas Mertz recently presented Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni with a $20,000 donation to be used by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for various projects.

Deutsches Haus is a local German Cultural and Heritage Organization, which in 2011 moved its annual Oktoberfest from New Orleans to Kenner’s Rivertown. Crowds at the 2012 festival were estimated at 15,000, and Deutsches Haus leaders have already announced plans to return to Kenner for the 2013 event, which will take place during the last three weeks of October.

“The city of Kenner has been very welcoming and helpful to us in this time of transition,” said Oldendorf. “We are very much looking forward to our new permanent location, as well as many more Oktoberfests to come, and the City of Kenner has been instrumental in helping us get there. This is a small thank you.”

Prior to being moved to Kenner, Oktoberfest was held for 82 years at Deutsches Haus’ former headquarters on South Galvez Street in New Orleans. When that location was demolished to provide space for the new University Medical Center, Deutsches Haus moved to its temporary location at 1023 Ridgewood Dr., in Metairie, and partnered with the City of Kenner to bring Oktoberfest to Rivertown.