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Address: 1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
Phone Number: +1 800-770-5020
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Step back in time at this majestic brewery, nestled in the wooded hillside...

Step back in time at this majestic brewery, nestled in the wooded hillside overlooking the Cottonwood River. Established in 1860, this 150+ year old brewery is nationally renowned for its award winning beers, with varieties to fit everyone’s tastes.

Enjoy the beautiful gardens, complete with wandering peacocks. The Visitors Center houses the Museum of Brewing, Gift Shop and a beautiful old-world style Rathskellar Tap Room (open for tours only). Public and private tours available; call for current details. During the summer months, visit the outdoor Bier Garten under the majestic walnut trees and enjoy fine Schell’s beverages. Live music on Sundays only. (open weather permitting). The first weekend of November features a Christmas Open House. Come and experience all that America’s second-oldest, family-owned brewery has to offer.

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We toured the Schell's brewery with a group from our car club. Nice tour esp. the beer tasting afterwards.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Clarence D
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We toured the Schell's brewery with a group from our car club. Nice tour esp. the beer tasting afterwards.

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Corcoran, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding the 150 year history of the brewery. Though late in the year the gardens around the property were beautiful.Iit was fun to see the inner workings of the brewery.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went here but they were not offering tours that day. Very cool museum and it was free! Nice gift shop also!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I went to Schells to take a tour and sample some beer and had a great experience. The practically free ($3?) tour isn't anything to write home about, as it's pretty standard if you've ever toured another brewery, but the on-site museum is fascinating, the tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable, and the free beer sampling at... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I usually visit the gardens weekly from mid-spring to mid-autumn. Its always fun to see the changing blooms. We enjoy the deer and the two male peacocks. We usually bike to the garden- the route is very pleasant. The museum, store and brewery tour are nice options. The garden is free. As you walk through the site... More 

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Saint Michael
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The brewery and mansion are located in a secluded area of New Ulm. The grounds are beautiful flower gardens which are extremely well kept. Nestled in the Cottonwood River valley this historic building and grounds are a must see. The museum and gift shop are pricey. There was a peacock roaming the grounds and there is a deer park.

Thank Leigh H
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I took 3 granddaughters to walk around the Schell's grounds one afternoon. They saw the deer, goldfish, flowers, and peacock. While they enjoyed it all, I wasn't as pleased with the rickety bridge and poor conditions for the deer. The grounds used to be kept up better. We did see 2 girls weeding the extensive flower patches.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We do a ton of brewery tours when we travel and this by far is the best. Best samplng too and tour guiede was awesome. If in the area and you like beer with a great history be sure and stop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We ere at the brewery on a very hot day so did not sign up for the tour. We did spend quite a bit of time in the museum which is very well done and is informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting and historic location. Plenty to see between the museum, grounds, and gift shop. Good trip for the family as well. With the brewery tour you have the opportunity to sample beers on tab and root beer for the kids.

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