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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.

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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.

New Ulm Bed & Breakfast Inns

Bingham Hall Bed & Breakfast Inn

Deutsche-Strasse Bed & Breakfast Inn

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.

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Other "not to be missed" attractions in New Ulm include:

  • New Ulm Turner Hall - 
  • Minnesota Music Hall of Fame - Enjoy the musical heritage of Minnesota in photos, musical artifacts, and antique musical instrument. New Ulm was once known as the "Polka Capital of the World."
  • Cathedral of The Holy Trinity -
  • The August Schell Brewery - Museum of Brewery - Stroll through the beautiful grounds and gardens of the second oldest brewery in the nation. 

* Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Chamber of Commerce. 

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Check out reviews of the best hotels and B&Bs in New Ulm

New Ulm Festivals and Events

Oktoberfest & Bavarian Blast

Auto Fest

Pumpkin Fest

Fasching & Bock Fest - Celebrate at the brewery each spring on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.

Brown County Fair

River Blast

Christmas in New Ulm

New Ulm Restaurants

Morgan Creek Vineyards

Reviews of the best attractions and activities in New Ulm

New Ulm Monuments and Memorials

  • Hermann The German Monument -
  • New Ulm Battery -
  • Brown County Veterans Memorial -
  • German/Bohemian Monument -
  • Gertie The Goose in Riverside Park - This charming statue is part of local "fairy tale lore."
  • Way of The Cross & Father Berghold Memorial - This restored, century-old site is open to the public. It is free to visit; contributions go to continuing restoration of the chapel and grounds.

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Minnesota State Parks Near New Ulm

Flandrau State Park - 

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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