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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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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've seen the glockenspiel in Munich and understandably this was a little disappointing comparatively. It was a 12 minute show with the dancers going in circles to the music. Bells were a bit out of tune. I wouldn't go out of your way to see if, but if you are in New Ulm with time, my kids enjoyed it.

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Austin, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

LOTS of travelers were sitting on the benches relaxing to this unique musical clock of German heritage.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Enjoyed the music and dancers coming out...was a beautiful day in a beautiful city...wish it played more often tho...nice seating....very relaxing

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  New Ulm

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