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Glockenspiel

N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
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One of a kind

Pretty neat to see, even if it was 'raining cats and dogs' while we were there and had to watch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
VHS-65
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Neat tourist stop

We came in to town for a family function and wanted to stop and see the Glockenspiel. Haven't seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nickamc80
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Birmingham, Alabama
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This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“at noon” (12 reviews)
“clock tower” (3 reviews)
“fun to watch” (3 reviews)
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N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pretty neat to see, even if it was 'raining cats and dogs' while we were there and had to watch through the windshield from our vehicle. German music can be lively and that's what I anticipated. We also expected to hear the bells which didn't...More

Thank VHS-65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in to town for a family function and wanted to stop and see the Glockenspiel. Haven't seen it for several years which was way before TripAdvisor. It's a unique thing if your looking for something different. The clock plays daily at noon,3pm and...More

Thank nickamc80
Reviewed 1 week ago

While enjoying a historical educational adventure in New Ulm, Minnesota, we found a fun and perfect place for a quick rest, pausing to await the ringing of the Glockenspiel. We enjoyed the special seats that surround the clock sipping on beverages we packed for the...More

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pretty neat little spot. Fun to watch and hear the Glockenspiel chime. There's a little area right next to it where you can sit on benches and enjoy lunch or just sit and enjoy the day. It's pretty close to a few different...More

Thank Dave1827H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple visited New Ulm in July, and we happened to arrive at the Glockenspiel right at noon as it began to play and perform. The music is delightful, lasts quite a while, and plays in the background as figures...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey, if the Glockenspiel doesn't get you in the mood of all things German you are beyond help. We had dined at Veigel's Kaiserhoff and as we came outside it was playing loud enough that we could clearly hear it a block away. A beautifully...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you have been to Germany you understand the idea of watching a glockenspiel. If you haven't, please understand your going to sit and wait for a clock to chime. While it chimes a diorama will rotate with figurines on it. The young kids next...More

1  Thank Carissa M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

After searching high and low, we finally found it. Once there, is very interesting side-stop. Would not go just for it. It is in the older part of New Ulm, so there were many shops to visit on the same street.

1  Thank sandy030764
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had to kill time for a couple hours to catch it playing, but it was cool to see (albeit a bit long at 10 minutes). I liked that signage explained the meaning behind each of the figures and the story behind the glockenspiel. Side...More

1  Thank eliz375
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped and watched the show this past weekend. It is a nice setting with information posted nicely. It does take about ten minutes and it is pretty loud...but it is a unique activity and we enjoyed it. I am not sure I would want...More

Thank kmbrown021393
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