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Glockenspiel

N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in New Ulm
Type: Other
Description: This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
83 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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