Enjoy Winter in New Ulm!

Discover how Germans Have More Fun in the most German city in America! Located just 90 miles from MSP in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway, New Ulm has something for everyone! Visit the 102′ “Hermann the German” Monument overlooking the city; enjoy a tour and tasting at Schell’s Brewery, the second-oldest family owned brewery in America; shop the unique boutiques in the historic downtown; hear 37 bells chime at our Glockenspiel; sip a cocktail in the Rathskeller of Turner Hall, the oldest bar in Minnesota.

With more snow and cold temps in the forecast, many of us are feeling the winter blues.  Now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to New Ulm! Plus, there are added perks to visiting New Ulm this time of year including lower hotel rates and less crowds to fight!

Want to plan your winter getaway to New Ulm?  There is plenty to keep you busy here!  Here are a few ideas:

Chill Out (outdoor fun):

Warm Up (indoor fun):

  • Brown County History Museum – hands-on exhibits, don’t miss the national-award-winning US-Dakota War exhibit on the 3rd floor!
  • Schell’s Brewery – tours available on the weekends, but grounds and gift shop open daily! Visit the Museum of Brewing on site too!
  • New Ulm Cathedral – awe-inspiring interior with artwork by nationally-known local artists
  • Turner Hall – MN’s oldest bar – check out the 1873 murals in the rathskeller!
  • The Grand Center for Arts & Culture – art exhibits, gift shop, plus live music/food/drinks on Fri & Sat nights!
  • Shopping – you’ve heard of New Ulm boutiques and specialty shops – come see what all the buzz is about!
  • Dining – from sauerkraut to steak to enchiladas, we’ve got it all!
  • Movie Theater – catch a flick!
  • Bowling – how’s your game?  
  • Swimming – we have MN’s first and only Ninja Cross System (plus water slides, climbing wall, more) at the New Ulm Rec Center. Indoor playground, fieldhouse, and fitness center also on site! (Hotels have pools, too)
  • The Pinball Place – that’s right – a whole game room full of pinball machines!  Check out this new fun addition to New Ulm!
  • Experience the The Retz 227 Speakeasy – a little hard to find, but well worth the search!
  • Black Frost Distilling – explore the terroir of northern grown whiskey and rum!
  • Morgan Creek Vineyards – enjoy some Southern Minnesota wine!
  • Starkeller Brewery – check out the flight room or reserve a spot to play their golf simulator! 
  • Most of our other attractions are open by appointment year-round!  Click here for contact info.

These are just a few of the things you can experience when you visit New Ulm this winter/spring!  Click here for more trip ideas, lodging options, and more to help you plan your trip.


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