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

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A good rendidtion of a german tradition

The glockenspiel plays music/ bells on certain times of the day and has some "dancers" that come out. There is a little seating area to watch. Cute and quirky little german... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tasia H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The glockenspiel plays music/ bells on certain times of the day and has some "dancers" that come out. There is a little seating area to watch. Cute and quirky little german tradition.

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Thank Tasia H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The times to see the figures are 12, 3. and 5 PM. The figures come out for about 10 minutes so it is a quick stop.

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1 Thank barbareet
Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Glockenspiel was part of our city tour when visiting New Ulm. The performances are are at noon and 3:00 pm. Very entertaining and great spot for a group picture.

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1 Thank LakeWashburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting clock. kids got a little bored after several minutes, but it did keep their attention for he most part. Worth the stop for sure.

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Thank borgmaul
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our group of 60 children from ages 5-13. All enjoyed the music and figurines! It's even more fun to watch their reaction when the door goes up.

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Thank Connie S
Yankton, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Not worth a special trip but definitely worth the stop if you are in the area. Plays for 10 minutes and at 12, 3, and 5 currently. The figurines are very well made and according to the plaque they are changed out at different times of the season. Not perfectly in tune, as noted in other reviews, but still a... More 

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1 Thank Andy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

If you have ever been to German you know how proud they are to tell their cities story. This clock represent the story of New Ulm. There is no big fireworks show after and no free beer. But if your in New Ulm taking in the rich German history, why not stop!

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Thank Kade H
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a fun, free, stop with cute German charm. It's fun to listen to the bells and see the figurines dance about.

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Thank JSJ56303
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I visited New Ulm with my wife to see the Glockenspiel, given that I already have been to Munich. This is very impressive, and actually easier to see, since it is not as high the the one in Munich. it is well maintained and it is really fun.

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Thank The_Guillermo
Courtland, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The bells are hear ringing twice a day. The little area at the left of the picture has a bench where you can sit anytime of the day and look at where the little people come out on a platform and play their music. It changes according to the time of the year. Tour buses bring lots of people to... More 

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