Visit New Ulm Minnesota and experience the German heritage celebrated with festivals like Bock Fest, Bavarian Blast and Oktoberfest.
In a recent census, sixty-six percent of New Ulm's population claimed German roots. That heritage is reflected in the monuments, architecture, and cuisine in the city.My maternal grandparents were German and I love to celebrate that part of my heritage in this lovely town
You will see the popular Hermann Monument as you approach the city. The 102 foot tall tower is situated on the top of a hill and visible from wherever you are in New Ulm. The statue is popularly nicknamed "Hermann The German."
From this vantage point you will have stunning views of New Ulm and the Minnesota River Valley. The Hermann Park is a perfect place for a picnic.New Ulm Minnesota Trip Planning
Glockenspiel - This New Ulm landmark is one of the few free-standing carillon clock towers in the world. Two tons worth of Westminster style bells chime the time of day and play pre-programmed music at noon, 3:00pm and 5:00pm. During festivals special times are added.
Just below the bells you will notice polka band figures that perform to a variety of tunes throughout the year. Below these a sliding door opens to reveal animated figures that show a bit of New Ulm history. All in all it's quite a show!
Wanda Gag House - Wanda Gag was born in New Ulm in 1893. She was an internationally knows author and artist.THe most well-known of Wanda Gag's books is the childrens' book: Millions of Cats
The Wanda Gag House was built in 1894 and is listed on the National List of Historic Places.
Wanda's parents died when she was still young and she worked to provide for her five sisters and one brother while pursuing her dream of becoming an artist and author.
Two of the most charming Bed & Breakfast Inns in Minnesota are in New Ulm. Read the reviews at the links above. Either of these will make your visit to New Ulm special.
Brown County Historical Museum - Built in 1910 in this German Renaissance style museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The building initially housed the New Ulm Post Office. Visit the museum to enjoy the exhibits and explore the files in the research room.
There is also a gift shop in the building where you can purchase books and other gift items.New Ulm Hotel Deals
Other "not to be missed" attractions in New Ulm include:
* Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Chamber of Commerce.New Ulm Minnesota Vacation Rentals
Oktoberfest & Bavarian Blast
Fasching & Bock Fest - Celebrate at the brewery each spring on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
Brown County Fair
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Morgan Creek Vineyards
Fort Ridgely State Park - In 1853 the first steamboats took troops up the rive to prepare a site for what would become Fort Ridgely.
Harkin Store - Eight miles northwest of New Ulm
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