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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 August 15, 2016
Tasia H
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this when I was a child so had to see this while in town. It is a must see while visiting.

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Saint Michael
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are sightseeing in New Ulm, this is a must see. Situated in an attractive park on the north end of downtown, this is a visually attractive clock tower with brick pavers and lovely flowers. The glockenspiel plays a musical bell concert at 12, 3, and 5 p.m.. The 45-foot carillon commemorates the German roots of the city.

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Thank Leigh H
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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149 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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
mn
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77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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57 reviews
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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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126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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