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Glockenspiel

N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in New Ulm
Type: Other
Description: This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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197 reviews 197 reviews
77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were in town visiting relatives and went on a Wednesday night. Only two other people in the restaurant, which was hot & sticky, with one very nice & friendly waitress but she was very slow. We were there for over 2 hours. The brauts are not authentic and are not made on premises. I expected more from a family... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Check out the glockenspiel "show" that occurs multiple times a day at this historic New Ulm site. A nice stop on any adventure!

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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