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Hermann the German

14 Monument Street, At the Top of the Center Street Hill, New Ulm, MN
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Like a Viking!

During the week of NFL playoffs, my boyfriend, son, and I stopped here. A group of MN Vikings fans... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Sheryl W
via mobile
Make the trip to the top and you won't be disappointed!

There is a nominal fee for climbing the stairs to the top of Hermann the German. The view of the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
2TravelersMn
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A copper 32-foot statue of a German folk hero.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
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14 Monument Street, At the Top of the Center Street Hill, New Ulm, MN
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"great view"
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"spiral staircase"
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"interpretive center"
in 6 reviews
"minnesota river"
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"afraid of heights"
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"small fee"
in 8 reviews
"martin luther"
in 3 reviews
"college campus"
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"copper statue"
in 3 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"impressive view"
in 2 reviews
"nice playground"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"great monument"
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"public park"
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"memorial day"
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

During the week of NFL playoffs, my boyfriend, son, and I stopped here. A group of MN Vikings fans had performed the SKOL chant on this structure at this site. It was a warmer winter day. We enjoyed being out and walking around the outside...More

Thank Sheryl W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

There is a nominal fee for climbing the stairs to the top of Hermann the German. The view of the Minnesota Valley is lovely and the museum is very interesting. This New Ulm landmark is not to be missed.

Thank 2TravelersMn
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is an interesting site and provides a wonderful view of New Ulm and the surrounding area. The last bit of the climb may be tricky if you have mobility issues (or are afraid of heights), but it's worth it.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The statue was impressive and you have a great view from the grounds of New Ulm and surrounding valley. Recommend visiting even when it’s closed as there is enough info posted.

Thank Johan_Andice
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This monument, which is super old by US standards, and culturally significant sits atop a hill, making it look even larger. Great views of the town from here. Even if it's not open, it's worth a short stop here.

Thank justinehresman
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a beautiful fall afternoon. The interpretive center is beautifully done and provides great history of the monument and the town. The view at the top is worth the couple of bucks to climb the stairs. The surrounding park offers a great playground, picnic...More

Thank Allison S
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Hermann the German is located in a small park. The statue rises over the city. there are steps that lead up to a platform for a panoramic view of New Ulm. There are picnic tables to enjoy a family outing.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have visited Hermann many times and enjoy it each time. It cost 2.75 to go to the top. But it is well worth the cost. The view on a sunny day is spectacular. Grandpa went with the kids but chicken Grandma took pictures. This...More

1  Thank minneapol
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Quite an Impressive view to look at & climb, but when you get to the top the most Impressive view overlooking the German River Town of New Ulm, Mn. which boasts many attractions itself. It has a picnic park area around it as well....

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

You must see Hermann... The site is easily accessible, and the parking is free. You could get an RV into the parking lot if it is not too busy. We did not travel up into the statue as it was not open when we arrived,...More

Thank Kato M
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