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Rebecca Olkowski, travel blogger and author of BabyBoomster.com, 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