Great shots. The fall colors from that tower are beautiful. The old guys in lederhosen, not so much...
Yeah, I was really surprised by how lively the downtown was! The local shopping mall (fittingly called Marktplatz Mall) is actually located right in the center of downtown which I found to be really cool. I stepped inside to take a peek, and the entire place was completely dark and vacant aside from the Herberger's.Great thread-Jennifer! I visited New Ulm a few years ago and was impressed with the relative vibrancy of their downtown area--they still have a department store in the dwtn plus lots of great old buildings.
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to visit the Schell's Brewery, although the guy at the ticket counter at the Hermann Heights Monument insisted that I not miss it. I'll have to put that on my list of things to do on my road trip out west that I'm planning.Did you happen to tour the Schoell's Brewery? I've heard this is the oldest continuously operating family owned brewery in the US. They provide a nice tour and have a very scenic setting, with lots of peacocks strolling the grounds. Plus they also brew 1919 Root Beer, which is especially tasty on tap.
Yes, it's definitely a quintessential Midwestern town, far enough away from the sphere of Twin Cities influence to have its own kind of unique identity. It was a fun mini-road trip!Nice pictures. It seems like a nice place; a quintessential Midwestern town with some good German visuals.
Thanks again for your nice compliments. You very well may have long-lost relatives around here. It's entirely possible!Beautiful shot!
Believe it or not Im fascinated by MN. I really would love to go. Being of Swedish background Im sure Ive got long lost cousins there that want to put me up and show me round. :lol:
Thanks! Why are you surprised by the trees? Minnesota is a very green place.I'm surprised at the amount of trees in the area.
Great Pics btw. :cheers:
I know that Minnesota is very forested (I have been to Minnesota once btw). I just thought that that part of the state was where the transitioning point to where the great plains "began".Thanks! Why are you surprised by the trees? Minnesota is a very green place.
Okay, I see.^^Oh yes, you're right, it's in a prairie region of the state, although the Minnesota River Valley in which New Ulm is situated is very thick with trees. Once you drive up out of the valley, you're back in the prairie.