New Ulm, Minnesota: Hermann the German

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Hermann Monument

Address:
14 Monument St., New Ulm, MN
Directions:
West side of town. On the north side of Hwy 13/Center St., about a half-mile west of Hwy 68/Broadway St., at the top of Center St. hill.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-7. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Hermann the German

Hermann the German -- not a cartoon character, but a historical leader who beat the Romans -- has brandished his Teutonic battle sword over New Ulm since 1897.

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Hermann the German.

Hermann the German

It's $2.75 to enter and climb to the top. It's free to look from outside the fence. If you're afraid of heights, save your money -- it's higher than it looks. There are a couple of enclosed picnic shelters with screens and windows for inclement weather. And there is a really nice playground nearby too. No bathrooms, though.

[Ashley, 07/20/2016]
Hermann the German overdue for 100 year tune-up

New Ulm, MN's Hermann the German statue has been taken down from his monument for a much needed repair and refurbishing. Hermann has towered over the town's memorial and automated glockenspiel array for 106 years....

[03/02/2003] Complete News Story


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In the region:
Tree Stump Yoda, Cosmos, MN - 45 mi.

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