Women’s Day Magazine recently featured an article, “18 American Destinations That Look European” and you best believe New Ulm is on the list! After all, we are the city of charm and are more than proud of our German-American heritage. Proof of that is our many German-inspired festivals that we celebrate every year! Three times a year, to be exact. However, when we aren’t celebrating, our German influence is shown throughout the city. From the Hermann the German statue, to the 45-foot, free-standing Glockenspiel that is one of the few carillons of it’s size in the world, to the unique architecture through-out our historic downtown and residential areas. Come see what European charm you can find in New Ulm!
Citizen’s of New Ulm, did COVID ruin your trip across the big blue to that perfect European city you’ve always dreamed of seeing? Or have been waiting to go back to? With no end in the near future to travel to other countries, why not pick one of these great destinations as a filler? You’ve been cooped up long enough and need to get out and see things! With so many great places so close to home, its a no brainer! Try Pella, Iowa, “America’s Dutch Treasure”. Or how about Frankenmuth, Michigan which is known as “Little Bavaria” because it looks just like a German village, some of the residents speak German, and you will also find Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, one of the largest holiday stores in the world that gives off the feel of a real Christmas Market in Europe! You could also venture to another neighboring state and stop in New Glarus, Wisconsin, or “Little Switzerland”, and pick up some delicious Swiss chocolate or cheese in one of their many Swiss bakeries and restaurants. Perhaps you are ready to plan a winter vacation, to escape the harsh winter cold, you could try St. Augustine, Florida where the influence of Spain is spread out through-out this oldest city in America! Or Tarpon Springs, Florida which has the highest concentration of Greek-Americans in the U.S.! Many people speak Greece in their homes and Greek restaurants line the docks, making you feel like you’re actually in Athens. What will your next European Charm destination be!? Happy & safe travels!