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“Modest admission, stunning views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hermann the German

Hermann the German
14 Monument Street, At the Top of the Center Street Hill, New Ulm, MN
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in New Ulm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A copper 32-foot statue of a German folk hero.
Bethesda, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Modest admission, stunning views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Germanic fraternal society sons of Hermann raised money to build this statue in the 1890s. It still stands, a copper colossus overlooking New Ulm. For a modest price, you can climb a skinny spiral staircase to the top of the statue. On a pleasant summer day, I could see rolling hills far into the distance, as well as the town of New Ulm charmingly laid out nearby. I'm glad I took the time to visit this piece of local history.

Visited July 2013
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North Branch, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great views at top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Incredible views but scary to get to the view! Climb lots of metal spiral staircases.. Inexpensive and interesting history room as well.

Visited October 2013
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Mpls.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A little history, a little exercise, a great view of the town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

While this may not be of interest to everyone, the display has been done very well. A short climb to the top will give you a great view of the town and valley. It is worth the time for something different.

Visited August 2013
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Oconomowoc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very Quirky Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is a giant statue dedicated to a German, who in 9 AD beat the Romans in a battle. If you like unusual things, this is it.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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“Beautiful view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This view is amazing. Totally worth stopping on the way to or from your destination. Or as a destination itself! And don't forget to also visit his foot print on the wall of the Chamber downtown. Legend has it if you touch it, you'll have more fun! I think it works:)

Visited July 2013
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