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Wonderful statue

I grew up in New Ulm and went back for a visit after many years away. They have really done a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carter D
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Enon, Ohio
Cultural marker

Had read about the statue, but it was impressive to see it in person above the monument. My friend... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
brianmclark
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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A copper 32-foot statue of a German folk hero.
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14 Monument Street, At the Top of the Center Street Hill, New Ulm, MN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can feel the history and culture of this German town. Stroll around the Hermann Monument with my boyfriend and the dog. Very quiet, enjoyed the greenery

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Budgettraveler78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in New Ulm and went back for a visit after many years away. They have really done a great job restoring the statue and creating a nice little museum in the base. It is well worth the few dollars to see the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carter D
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We were here in the second week of October and Hermann was already winterized and locked up. A city owned and operated attraction should probably be available for longer into the autumn than that. We would not have been able to climb all the zillion...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Had read about the statue, but it was impressive to see it in person above the monument. My friend said there hadn't been a fee to climb in the past, but everything was locked when we visited. If you want to climb, make sure you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianmclark
Reviewed September 17, 2018

When we visited Hermann the German, I was shocked to discover that for the small fee of $3 a person (5 and under are free) you can climb all the way to the top and stand practically next to Hermann the German. NOT for those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very interesting visit and history lesson. Great view of the Minnesota river valley from the top of the Herman Statue

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Statue situated in a lovely park overlooking New Ulm. Charge of $3 to climb to the top for a good view. The monument is impressive for the size of the town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank intents2
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Awesome view from atop monument....only $3.00 for entry. The surrounding park has picnic tables, bathrooms, and a very new playground for the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnitaJack
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1888 the statue of Hermann the great Cheruscan overlooks lovely New Ulm. He’s iron with a copper overlay. You can climb the spiral staircase for a fabulous view of New Ulm and the surrounding farmland. It’s an important piece of German-American history!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sfphotocraft
Reviewed July 5, 2018

There is only a $3 entry fee to see a really unique piece of history. The climb of the spiral staircase is taxing for heavy smokers lol. When you reach the top of the initial staircase you'll be in a really cool enclosed brick attic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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