New Ulm Named in 5 Hottest Small Town Destinations in MN!
The Retz 227 Star Tribune Aaron Lavinsky

“The city is famous for its monument to Hermann the German, its German baroque cathedral, its daily glockenspiel shows — and beer. Specifically, Schell’s beer, going strong here since 1860. But there’s so much more brewing.  What’s changed: Invigorated food options, refreshed shopping and a whole new line of beer make for an updated New Ulm.”

So begins the section about New Ulm in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Magazine that was recently published.  The article, 5 Hottest Small Town Destinations in Minnesota, says that city slickers can feel right at home with what’s hip and happening in these 5 towns.  Sharing the recognition with New Ulm are Winona, Red Wing, Faribault, and Stillwater.

“There’s a certain kind of town that people who live in big cities daydream about while they fight traffic or jostle through crowds. We want to escape to a place that’s unpretentious, charming and hygge. But at the same time, we don’t want to give up kombucha, yoga and good live music.”

New Ulm is hip and quaint, and the article mentions local hotspots like Sozial Restaurant & Bar, Starkeller Brewery & Taproom, Gallery 512 Boutique, The Grand Center for Arts & Culture, and The Retz 227.  The Starkeller Taproom even made the cover of the spring magazine!

Come see what’s brewing in New Ulm!  Click here for attractions, activities, dining, shopping, sample itineraries, and more to help you plan your trip!


Photos courtesy Star Tribune/Aaron Lavinsky.