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Address: 1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
Phone Number:
+1 800-770-5020
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Step back in time at this majestic brewery, nestled in the wooded hillside...

Step back in time at this majestic brewery, nestled in the wooded hillside overlooking the Cottonwood River. Established in 1860, this 150+ year old brewery is nationally renowned for its award winning beers, with varieties to fit everyone’s tastes.

Enjoy the beautiful gardens, complete with wandering peacocks. The Visitors Center houses the Museum of Brewing, Gift Shop and a beautiful old-world style Rathskellar Tap Room (open for tours only). Public and private tours available; call for current details. During the summer months, visit the outdoor Bier Garten under the majestic walnut trees and enjoy fine Schell’s beverages. Live music on Sundays only. (open weather permitting). The first weekend of November features a Christmas Open House. Come and experience all that America’s second-oldest, family-owned brewery has to offer.

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Wonderful History

Don't skip this tour when in New Ulm! Great history, beautiful buildings and gardens, and very tasty beer!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't skip this tour when in New Ulm! Great history, beautiful buildings and gardens, and very tasty beer!!

Thank Northrnlites
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The brewery tour is fascinating with a lot of local history and for the $5 tour fee you get to drink about $10 worth of beer at the end of the tour. Schell's makes some outstanding beers!

Thank 777chad777
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a great park..very nice flowers and walkways. See the archway and little path bridges. Sit at one on the benches and just enjoy the flowers.

Thank stime_amy
Melrose, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went there on our way thru New Ulm. We did alot of shopping for Christmas presents. Spendy but worth it.

Thank carnut113
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We toured the Schell's brewery with a group from our car club. Nice tour esp. the beer tasting afterwards.

Thank Clarence D
Corcoran, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding the 150 year history of the brewery. Though late in the year the gardens around the property were beautiful.Iit was fun to see the inner workings of the brewery.

Thank ytgardener
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went here but they were not offering tours that day. Very cool museum and it was free! Nice gift shop also!

Thank chicago123456
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I went to Schells to take a tour and sample some beer and had a great experience. The practically free ($3?) tour isn't anything to write home about, as it's pretty standard if you've ever toured another brewery, but the on-site museum is fascinating, the tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable, and the free beer sampling at... More 

Thank Joseph L
New Ulm, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I usually visit the gardens weekly from mid-spring to mid-autumn. Its always fun to see the changing blooms. We enjoy the deer and the two male peacocks. We usually bike to the garden- the route is very pleasant. The museum, store and brewery tour are nice options. The garden is free. As you walk through the site... More 

Thank JoeGartner
Saint Michael
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The brewery and mansion are located in a secluded area of New Ulm. The grounds are beautiful flower gardens which are extremely well kept. Nestled in the Cottonwood River valley this historic building and grounds are a must see. The museum and gift shop are pricey. There was a peacock roaming the grounds and there is a deer park.

Thank Leigh H

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