Construction is finished on the new Haus on Moss Street. Lot preparation started in Summer 2017. In January 2018, the foundation was finished and the steel started to go up. On November 18, 2018, it opened. Of course, like every new house, there is furniture to buy and pictures to hang, but the lights are on and the Haus is waiting to welcome everyone.
Some great photos of the first 2 weekends from our local media photographers –
From the Advocate:
Oktoberfest Crowds Revel in Seasonal Beer, Gorgeous Weather
Schnauzer Costume Contest
First Kegs Tapped at the Deutsches Haus
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.