Fox 9 News visited Hermann Monument this week to discuss recent grants and renovations. For over a hundred years, the monument has been experiencing water leaks, which has caused significant water damage, and no one knows where the leak is coming from! Now, the monument received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society that will fund research for them to find out where the water is coming from, so they can enter the renovation phase.
Check out the full story below and see New Ulm’s own, George Glotzbach rock his lederhosen and explain the significance that the monument has in New Ulm!
Don’t let the water stop you from visiting!! The only part of Hermann Monument that is closed is the interior interpretive center, the rest is open and waiting for you to conquer! The monument is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and open Saturdays and Sundays in May, September and the first three weekends in October. Admission is $3.00 per person, ages 5 and under are free with paying adult, and children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Stop by New Ulm this summer! Like George said, it’s one of the only places in the country where you can walk down the street in lederhosen and no one will think anything of it! Come see how #GermansHaveMoreFun! Click here for more ideas to help you plan your trip!
Photo above by Brett Whaley