The New Haus

Construction is finishing up on the new Haus on Moss Street.  From January, when the foundation was finished and the steel started to go up, it progressed until this point, when what’s left is mostly detailing on the inside as well as necessary things like inspections and permits.

So above, the Haus is all cleaned up on the outside on a Saturday morning, still fenced in, waiting for the party to start.  And a few hours later, the party came.

Oktoberfest under the old oaks, October 12, 2018

See more construction pictures here

Article: Oktoberfest returns, and Deutsches Haus has big plans for future on Bayou St. John

Ian McNulty at the New Orleans Advocate  has written an article that is a little bit about Oktoberfest and a lot about the transition to the new Haus:

The scale of Oktoberfest at Deutsches Haus is measured over three weekends in beer kegs by the hundreds, sausage and schnitzel by the thousands, and German potato salad by the ton.

This year, however, the German cultural group behind Oktoberfest is on the cusp of something even bigger, and it goes beyond the party about to unfold on its grounds.

Read the full article here