Deutsches Haus celebrated its 90th anniversary in New Orleans in 2018. In November 1928, Deutsches Haus was formed from the merging of Deutsche Gesellschaft von New Orleans, whose origins date back to 1848, and several other active Deutsche groups in the City at the time. One of their many benevolent and cultural missions was to support German immigrants arriving in New Orleans. Deutsches Haus members would assist by providing meals, housing, help finding employment, assistance in locating and uniting family and friends all across the United States, and ultimately help with becoming U.S. Citizens.
Today we are among the oldest cultural membership organizations in the city, and one of the largest, with over 600 members. As a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, Deutsches Haus is entirely a volunteer run organization and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Our mission is to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language and history of the Germanic people. “Gemütlichkeit” means a feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer. In the spirit of Gemütlichkeit, the Deutsches Haus continuingly supports over 20 non-profit community organizations by providing a place to meet and support, including financial, for their fund raising activities. Gemütlichkeit pervades the Deutsches Haus year-round, but especially during our annual Oktoberfest when tens of thousands of people attend and enjoy traditional German cuisine — everything from Schnitzel to Sauerkraut — dancing in the Biergarten, singing favorite folksongs, and German beers and wines.
1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA