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Here We Come

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Here We Come

Sure is an active forum! My brother's wife is from Switzerland and is driving us to New Glarus for the weekend from Chicago. We are two active couples. I see the brewery is worth doing. Anything else ? We were planing on dinner at Glarner Stube. Worth going or would you recommend something else?

Staying at the Chalet Landhaus....she picked it!

ZB

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1. Re: Here We Come

Which weekend? Did you do this already? The brewery is worthwhile. We enjoyed the Chalet Landhaus and the restaurant as well. The walking trail behind the motel is worthwhile. Walking around downtown is a nice treat. It's a nice enjoyable small town whose culture is evident in the architecture, dining and more. Nearby Cave of the Mounds is a nice stop (they do have winter hours) http://www.caveofthemounds.com/

and also Little Norway (which appears closed) www.littlenorway.com is a worthwhile stop.

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2. Re: Here We Come

Thanks everyone. We did it. Agree about New Glarus being a neat place to go. Hatchpal...agree withy all you said!

ZB

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3. Re: Here We Come

I'd never really thought about stopping there. I had a chance recently but got busy with something else. Any chance you can do a TR for us?

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I will try. I am off to Europe tomorrow and buried. Will try upon return.

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5. Re: Here We Come

Thanks. I totally understand. I'm still trying to finish my TR's from my Michigan trip 7 weeks ago, and that's without a trip to Europe. I certainly understand, enjoy the trip.

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6. Re: Here We Come

it's such a lovely area Frozen_Tundra. The Blue Mounds area is neat. We enjoyed Cave of the Mounds very much and wish we could have stopped at Little Norway too (we drove in but didn't have time to do more). It's nearby to Cave of the Mounds. Nearby Mount Horeb is neat with the trolls all through town and dining at The Grumpy Troll. The Mustard Museum was nifty but that has since moved to Middleton. Then it was on to New Glarus which I touched on above. There's a neat toy train barn in nearby Argyle for the kid or adult train enthusiast that's pretty fascinating you can even ride the mini train outside. We enjoyed the layouts in the barn that were rigged to different things like toaster and microwave parts. Monroe is great for cheese and all it's offerings so for three close proximity small towns there was a lot to offer to enjoy. Monroe has a brewery as well. We enjoyed the cheesemaking centre (in an old train depot) and the Swiss Colony Outlet store was also a treat. There's a restaurant/cheese place there I've heard great things about: https://baumgartnercheese.com/

www.swisstown.com

www.littlenorway.com

www.caveofthemounds.com

www.chaletlandhaus.com

www.trollway.com

Edited: 7:14 pm, November 17, 2011
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I was recently in Mount Horeb and ate at the Grumpy Troll (plus reviewed it). It's a nice little town but we didn't spend too much time there. We'll definitely have to check it out. I'm a big fan of Swiss Colony, those catalogs are so tempting. I forgot that their outlet store was nearby.

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8. Re: Here We Come

I'd admired their catalogs for years...there used to be one of their stores in a mall near us in the 80's so I've wanted to re-visit ever since. They were well worth a stop. The petit fours were a favorite of mine. I'll have to check out your review for Grumpy Troll (I'm not sure if I wrote one, I'll have to check)

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If you go to their outlet mall in Monroe you can get bags of petit fours for about $2. They were the imperfect ones - but they still tasted the same! Good prices on other foods too, like the Dobash tortes.

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10. Re: Here We Come

Dang! I just check the map to see where it is, it's farther south than I realized. I've been ordering from Swiss Colony for years, usually just the petit fours and Dobosh tortes. It's awfully tempting.They also make the best Butter Toffee I've ever had.

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