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Glockenspiel

New Ulm, MN
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in New Ulm
Type: Other
Description: This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.
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Riverside, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

At selected time intervals, a door opens up and animated figures which reflect on the various stages of New Ulm history, perform on a rotating stage, as music is played. Real neat.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Second time seeing this its very neat. Love to watch how the figures move around and the music plays. A must see while in New Ulm

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had read in the tour guide to New Ulm about the Glockenspiel and I just happened to be downtown 15 minutes before one of its scheduled performances, which take place at noon, 3:00, and 5:00. I took my camera and tripod and got into place on one of the park benches in front of it. About 20 other people... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We made sure we got to the site at noon to hear the music from the carillion. It was very much worth it and it's good that it plays at other times of the day, too, in case one couldn't be there at noon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This was not as exciting as hoped, but we are glad we stopped. The chimes went on for a lot longer than expected. That was good.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a clock tour with bells that sounds at Noon, 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Figures representing the area history slide out and revolve. There are very few glockenspiels in the United States. If you are in New Ulm you should see it. There is no fee. There is some places to sit while watching.

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you are in New Ulm it is worth a listen. It is loud though. We were there for the 5 o'clock display on a beautiful summer day. Maybe about 12 to 15 people there to listen. It is a unique thing to see.

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Andover, Minnesota
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13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

After seeing the ones in Germany this was disappointing. The figures are on one large turn table and do minimal movements. The music is not from the bells. It is a recoding.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

watch the dancers showing some of the history of the area and listen to the chimes. You can check the schedule near the site.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I remember the first day the Glockenspiel rang and performed in New Ulm when I was a child. My parents were so excited to take all of their children. I get just as excited to share this german bell tower experience with my children. I have had the opportunity to travel to several cities in Southern and Central Germany and... More

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