The new Deutches Haus in Mid-City will open to the public, just in time to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the organization. The German cultural organization will unveil the new structure at a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 18.
The grand opening ceremony will include a flag raising and ribbon cutting from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. After the ceremony, the organization invites the public to join in on a free day of festivities.
Food service will be available for the event, along with beer, dancing and a game-watching party to cheer on the Saints.
Deutches Haus will also host a pre-grand opening Champagne brunch in honor of the historic occasion. Guests take part of the $50 Champagne brunch on the bayou and preview tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers requests business casual attire for the brunch event. Tickets for the preview brunch can be purchased here.
According to the website, Deutsches Haus purchased the Moss Street lot after the state expropriated the original Galvez Street property to build the new University Medical Center hospital complex.
The land was also the site of Camp Nicholls, a home for disabled Civil War veterans in 1884. After the war, until 1977, it was a Louisiana National Guard facility. From 1977 until Hurricane Katrina, it was leased to the NOPD for the Third District police station.
Deutches Haus is also the site of the area’s largest Oktoberfest, which returned to this Mid-City location in 2017.
The site of the new Deutches Haus is at 1700 Moss Street, along Bayou St. John.
For more information about Deutsches Haus and the grand opening, visit the website.