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An article about the new site for Oktoberfest

Sep 27, 2017   //   by Heidi Charters   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

From Ian McNulty at the New Orleans Advocate in June:

The chicken dance is headed to Bayou St. John, along with the beer steins, the bratz and the oompah bands.

The area’s largest Oktoberfest, hosted by Deutsches Haus, will be held in New Orleans this fall for the first time in seven years, the German cultural group has decided, marking the end of its run in Kenner.

This year’s celebration will take place on the lot where Deutsches Haus plans to build its new clubhouse at 1700 Moss St., on the banks of Bayou St. John, just across from City Park.

Read whole article here

Oktoberfest will be at the new Moss Street site

Sep 14, 2017   //   by Heidi Charters   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus is returning to Mid-City!

Construction has started at its new beautiful location on Bayou Saint John at 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

The site will host Oktoberfest in October 2017.


Feb 27, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events, Featured, News, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Monday, March 9 | 7:00 pm

“Helfen wollen ist gut, helfen können ist besser!” Das Technische Hilfswerk (THW) in Deutschland. “Wanting to help is good, being able to help is better!” The Federal Agency for Technical Relief in Germany.

Jan Garbers, Master of Science in Geodesy and Civil Engineering, serves in New Orleans as TMG Consulting’s Director of Geomatics and as Tulane’s Adjunct Professor for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He provides professional services to various public infrastructure organizations such as the Louis Arm- strong New Orleans International Airport, the Regional Transit Authority and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. Prior to his residency in New Orleans, he worked for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Bonn, Germany, heading the section for Policy and National Operation Management. In this role, he served as Head of Mission for the Dewatering of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Food is available at 6:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for April 15 and May 20 for other presentations. The speakers and subjects will be announced at a later time.

Easter Egg Hunt

Feb 27, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events, Featured, News  //  No Comments


Saturday, March 21 | 11:00am

1700 Moss St.

There will be fun for all: games, crafts, and prizes, and an adult Easter Egg Hunt.

We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks (soft and otherwise).

Bring your own chairs.

Reservation is needed for adults and children.

Contact Rose Mancini at or 504-251-4970 or the Haus at 504-522-8014.

RSVP by March 17.

Danny O’Flaherty Concert

Feb 27, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events, Featured, News  //  No Comments


Saturday, March 14

7:00pm at the Haus

Haus Social featuring Barbara Lane

Feb 27, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events, Featured, News  //  No Comments


Saturday, March 7 | 6:00pm

Public Invited

Everyone is welcome to attend this night of German camaraderie, singing, and dancing.

Free admission.

Happy Hour 7-8 pm (everything from the bar will be half price).

Pianist Barbara Lane brings her French Quarter act from 7-10pm.

Dr. Eric Hahn complements the evening with additional music. Food will be available starting at 6:30.

Board of Directors Meeting

Jan 7, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Press Release  //  No Comments

Election 2015 Nomination Request (1)

Dear Fellow Deutsches Haus Member:

The Annual Meeting for the election of a Board of Directors and Officers of Deutsches Haus for the year 2015 will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

All members are encouraged to attend this meeting to support the process of electing those members that will guide Deutsches Haus in 2015.

All Active/Stockholder members whose dues are current (that is, dues were paid no later than 31 December 2014) are invited to participate in the election process:

 Attend the meeting and cast your vote.
 Run for office – if you would like to be nominated for the Board of Directors, please send your name and a short bio to me at

No email = no problem. Mail your request to me care of Deutsches Haus. I look forward to seeing you on election night.

Alden G. Hagardorn
Alden G. Hagardon
Nomination/Election Chairman

Deutsches Haus is a Public Charity as defined in the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3).
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Consult your tax advisor.

January Newsletter is here!

Jan 1, 2015   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Featured, News, Press Release  //  No Comments

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Can Deutsches Haus design be too Germanic?

Aug 29, 2014   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Press Release, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

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By Richard Rainey, | The Times-Picayune 

In a moment that would have given Yossarian extra pause, the City Planning Commission staff last month had reservations about the design of the new German cultural center proposed for a 4.7-acre site along Bayou St. John.

There was worry that the roof line and other outside aspects of the new Deutches House didn’t fit well as the only Teutonic-influenced building in the neighborhood.

The commission eventually signed off on the plans, although they asked to see other design options. The New Orleans City Council waived that request Thursday (Aug. 21), and gave the Deutsches Haus the go-ahead to return to New Orleans.

Todd James, an architect with the New Orleans firm Mathes Brierre, told officials that designers pulled from several German building traditions, from the Black Forest to Bavaria, to arrive at the final plans.

“We had the preeminent architectural firm in New Orleans design us a Germanic building,” Deutshes Haus member George Mahl told the commission in July. “And this is a Germanic building, so we’d like to keep what we have there.”

Do any of those flourishes stick out to you? What do you think of the design? Is it too Germanic? Not Germanic enough? Personally, I was hoping for at least a little homage to the Glockenspiel in Marienplatz.


Membership Meeting

Aug 29, 2014   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, News, Press Release  //  No Comments

Membership Meeting

September 6th at 7pm.

Food will be available.


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