New Ulm, A Charming Slice of Germany
Schell's Mansion

Rebecca Olkowski, travel blogger and author of, recently visited New Ulm!  Her blog is dedicated to Baby Boomer women over 50 who want to enjoy life on every level: travel, eat, live well and stay healthy.

From Rebecca’s blog post: “As a Southern Californian, Minnesota wasn’t exactly on my travel bucket list. We don’t hear much about that part of the U.S. here other than it’s an icebox in the winter. When I flew there for a travel blogger’s conference and took a pre-conference tour, I was both surprised and impressed with Minnesota’s immense beauty and down-home hospitality. One of our stops was the town of New Ulm, a German-American outpost outside of Minneapolis.”

While in town, Rebecca went to the Hermann Monument (finished in 1897), the Glockenspiel (where she met lederhosen-clad George Glotzbach), Veigel’s Kaiserhoff (German sausage, sauerkraut and potatoes?  Yes, please!), Kiesling House (one of only 3 buildings which survived the US-Dakota War of 1862), Schell’s Brewery (where she got to take in the Bier Garten), and Minneopa State Park (rushing waterfall and winding creek).  Whew!  Sounds like a full day!

Thank you for visiting, Rebecca!  And thank you for sharing your experiences and awesome photos!

Read the full article and check out the stunning photos here: New Ulm, A Charming Slice of Germany in Minnesota