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Address: N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
Description: This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.

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We happened to hit downtown right at 3pm so joined the crowd to see the glockenspiel. It was fun to watch the characters spin around. It felt very quaint to sit in the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Blue Grass, Iowa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Showtimes are at noon, 3PM and 5PM. Performances last 15 minutes. Some characters in the rotating stage were missing. Some of the bells have lost their timber and "clunk", rather than chime. Had seen enough after 5 minutes!

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While the history behind the Glockenspiel is impressive, the actual clock is just that, a big clock. The bells ring and some figures rotate, it's not really that exciting. You'd be better off heading up towards the hospital and walking up 'The Way of the Cross'.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My first trip to New Ulm was to see the "famous" Glockenspiel. I was disappointed then and still am now. Luckily that trip led me to discovering many other things in New Ulm that I do love. My wife and I stop by to take a selfie in front of the Glockenspiel as a joke.

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Mpls., MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was very special to see the Glockenspiel that everyone in the town is so proud of. The music and revolving characters that come out to greet you will put a smile on your face!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We happened to hit downtown right at 3pm so joined the crowd to see the glockenspiel. It was fun to watch the characters spin around. It felt very quaint to sit in the little plaza with others just enjoying this unique feature.

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really enjoyed the show there was benches sitting facing the glockenspiel . There were lots of people sitting around watching the show. Me and my wife enjoyed it but our 15 year old was bored at the 9 minute show. We enjoyed icy though

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

What else are you gonna do in New Ulm? You could tour the 3M plant but I don't think they give away free samples. You could check out the Schell brewery, where they definitely do give out free samples. You could check out the German/Minnesota BBQ (which in my opinion you only need to do once). But the one thing... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So beautiful to hear. Worth waiting for. Drive through town with the windows down so you don't miss the music!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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244 reviews 244 reviews
91 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Glockenspiel has multiple tableaus that spin on the large disk that emerges from the closed doors and the park offers seating under lovely old trees next to a very Bavarian decorated street. The show is long, but includes a wonderful mix of songs and is a delightful and restful way to spend a half hour.

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Princeton, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really liked this. It was the first time that we had ever seen a clock that played music like a big cuckoo clock. We went at noon and watched it for about 15 minutes while the stuff was moving. Really nice little park and easy to find.

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