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New Ulm is a prosperous small city in Southern Minnesota. It is the seat of Brown County, and had population of 14,000 in 2020. The people of New Ulm are very proud of their German heritage, and commemorate it year round with parades, parties, and holiday celebrations.


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Map of New Ulm (Minnesota)

New Ulm is located at the intersection of US Route 14 and Minnesota State Highway 15.

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The Glockenspiel bell tower
  • Glockenspiel in Schonlau Park. New Ulm's glockenspiel is one of the world's few free-standing carillon clock towers. It stands 45 ft (14 m) high, and its largest bourdon (bell weighs 595 lb (270 kg), while the total weight of the bells is 4,000 lb (1,800 kg). The bells chime the time of day in Westminster style.
Home of the Brown County Historical Society, in New Ulm


  • Festivals - there are a number of additional events, but these are the four most popular, as reported by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce:
    • Oktoberfest - this is an observance of the traditional German holiday. Activities include public entertainment, music, beer tasting, German food and horse drawn trolleys.
    • Bavarian Blast - this is another German-themed party in the downtown area. It is centered around German Park and George's Ballroom.
    • Bockfest - hosted by August Schell Brewing Company, this is a winter festival with (what else) a German beer theme.
    • Fasching - this festival features German food, beverages, music, and craft activities.
  • Sightseeing - the Chamber of Commerce has a Visitor Center that can set you up with maps, an itinerary, or even a guided tour.
  • Dining - see below
  • Explore History - New Ulm has preserved its history and the story of the immigrants who founded the town. You can explore preserved buildings, documents, and artifacts all over town. Check with the Brown County Historical Societ to get started.
  • Flandrau State Park.


New Ulm has the full range of shopping options, including "big-box," regional, boutique, and souvenir shopping. Browse the charming and quaint midwestern downtown or cruise the commercial streets and you'll find what you're looking for.




  • Best Western New Ulm, 2101 S. Broadway, toll-free: +1 507-359-2941.
  • Microtel Inn & Suites New Ulm, 424 20th South Street. Check-in: 2pm, check-out: 11am.

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Routes through New Ulm
BrookingsWalnut Grove  W  E  MankatoRochester
Saint Cloud ← Hutchinson ←  N  S  → Jct W ETrumanFairmont

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