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The Most German Town in America

The Most German Town in America

History of New Ulm, MN


Wednesday, October 4, 2017


$149 per person


Departure Points:


Rock Valley, IA

Faith Reformed Church *1305 7th St


Depart: 6:50 a.m.        Return:  9:40 p.m.


Sioux Center, IA

Culvers * 1913 South Main


Departs: 7:10 a.m.       Return:  9:20 p.m.


Orange City, IA

DeJong's Home * 1201 Albany Place


Departs: 7:30 a.m.      Return: 9:00 p.m.


Sheldon, IA

Holiday Inn Express * 201 34th Ave


Departs: 7:50 a.m.      Return:  8:30 p.m.




*Round-trip transportation via deluxe motorcoach

*Morning Refreshments

*Delicious Noon Lunch

*Attraction and Touring

*Allied Tour Director - Elaine DeJong

*Gratuity for Driver and Tour Director


Day 1

Join you Allied friends on a one day journey to New Ulm, Mn. A local expert guide will show you the local attractions and tell you stories about their German Heritage. Sit back, relax and enjoy this fascinating and informative day.

New Ulm was founded by two groups of German immigrants in 1854, both looking to create a "Utopian German Community on the American wilderness." Using the advice of a French fur trader, they sited their town on the natural terraces that occurred near the confluence of the Minnesota and Cottonwood Rivers in south-central Minnesota. It is named after Ulm, a city on the Danube river in south central Germany, and home to the tallest church steeple in the world and birthplace of Albert Einstein. The community still holds on to its German heritage today.

A New Ulm tour guide will be with our group for two hours. This adventure will show us many sites that are related to New Ulm's strong heritage, plus the Dakota Conflict sites, the Cathedral and other places as time allows.

This 102-foot monument towering over New Ulm depicts Hermann the Cherusci, the ancient hero whose army liberated Germany from Roman rule in 9 A.D. As German immigrants came to the United States, the legend of Herman as the father of German independence and a symbol of honor and pride came with them. This 4,000-pound statue was designated by the U.S. Congress in 2000 as a national symbol of German Heritage.

Be inspired by the beautiful 45-foot-tall Glockenspiel's bells at 12 noon. The Glockenspiel houses 37 bells with a total weight of more than two tons. Twelve figurines depicting characters from city's history rotate on a circulating stage during performances.

Delicious German lunch will be served at the Kaiserhoff. You have a choice of a German plate or Chicken Kiev plus pop, milk or coffee. Elaine will take your order when you board the motorcoach.

Afternoon dessert and coffee will be enjoyed at the Visitor Center. Mounted on the outside wall of the Visitor Center, is a 4-foot casting of Hermann the German's footprint! It is unclear where it came from, but cast right into the base of this artifact are the very words. "Deutsche Haben Mehr Spass" or "Germans Have More Fun." Give the visitor center staff your version of how you think the footprint came into being.

In 1860, German immigrant August Schell broke ground for the August Schell Brewing Company and paved the way for a 156-year-old family tradition. With five generations of Schell descendants to operate the brewery, the August Schell Brewing Company claims the title as the second-oldest, family-owned brewery in the nation and holds the title as the oldest brewery in Minnesota. Following a tour and tastings, enjoy the beauty of the grounds while experiencing the legacy and heritage of the past 156 years. Stroll the beautiful gardens, get a glimpse of the Schell's unique history in the Museum of Brewing and browse the 2,000-square foot gift shop.

Restored 1894 Queen Anne childhood home of internationally acclaimed artist and printmaker Wanda Gag. Wanda is the author of "Millions of Cats" which is the oldest American picture book still in print! You will enjoy exhibits of oil paintings by father, Anton and watercolors by sister, Flavia.




 •Round-trip transportation via deluxe motorcoach

 •Morning Refreshments

 •Delicious Noon Lunch

 •Attractions and Touring

 •Allied Tour Director - Elaine De Jong

 •Gratuity for Driver and Tour Director


Space on tours is limited, and reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Full payment is required with your reservation. Deadline for confirmed reservation: Sept. 13, 2017


 Minimum to operate tour: 30


 Cancellation policy: Cancellations after Sept. 13, 2017 are subject to $35 fee per person. You are always welcome to sell or give your seat to someone else.


Tour price is based on cost in effect as of March 1, 2017 and is subject to change due to fluctuation in energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible.


 The right is reserved to correct rates deemed necessary by fuel price conditions.


 Tour Provided by Allied Tours.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Rock Valley Faith Reformed
1305 7th Street, Rock Valley, IA
Sheldon, IA Sheldon - Holiday Inn Express
201 34th Avenue * 712-324-3000
Sioux Center, IA Culvers
1913 South Main
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