Looks like a beautiful little city, named after the German city with the world's tallest cathedral. The tower on the top looks cool!
Yeah, I thought those old guys in the lederhosen were so comically cute I had to sneak some shots. Lots of Americans LOVE to identify with their ethnic heritage by wearing traditional dress, eating traditional food, and celebrating traditional events or holidays from the "Old Countries".Lol, Americans in Lederhosen
The monument and the statue on top were built as a tribute to Hermann the Cheruscan (also known as Arminius), a German chieftain who defeated the Roman army in A.D. 21. He's a famous German folk hero.Who is the Teutonic-looking fellow in the first two pictures? (the statue). And what is the building in pic 8?
Thanks, I'm glad you like them! It is indeed a very German town; 66% of the town's population reported German ancestry in the 2000 Census, which makes it the most German-American community in the United States.Great pics by the way, and lovely looking town and architecture. You can tell its German origins by looking at the names of some of the businesses in the shop windows.
German-Americans shame Hitler and the Nazi government for WWII, not Germany or the traditional culture. Besides which, Hitler was Austrian.These pictures surprises me. I trough German-Americans shame their ancestry because of WW2. I also trough that white americans don't care their origin because if they care how they can be patriotic.
There probably are some older people who can speak fluent German, but as a first language, definitely not. Students can study German in high school if they like, at least here in Minnesota. That being said, there are some Amish communities in the Eastern United States that speak Pennsylvania Dutch, a form of German.Nice town Is German still spoken in New Ulm? or any other German-American towns?
I find this very interesting from a European perspective.Quite unique that you hear something about the ethnic origin of white Americans, since it seems to me that they never really care.
The architecture is definitely not German, but typical of other Victorian-era North American towns. Towns and cities here in Minnesota are young by European standards (~150 years), so most have Victorian or Italianate architecture.Interesting city. Architecture doesn't look German at all...
Thanks for visiting, M-120!Very interesting and nice town. Thanks for photos.