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New Ulm, Minnesota: Hermann the German Team Field Report

Hermann Monument

14 Monument St., New Ulm, MN
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.
Summer M-F 10-5. May and Sep. Sa-Su only. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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. Climb the stairs to stand at his mighty feet. Report...

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Hermann the German rock.

Hermann the German

There's a stone commemorating the designation of the Hermann Monument as an official symbol recognizing the contributions of German Americans.

[Christa Graham, 08/28/2023]

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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