Attendance at New Ulm, MN’s famous Hermann Monument was 12,133 for the 2017 season. The Monument was open 119 days with an average of 102 persons per day. Total revenue was $31,913, a new record high. New Ulm’s Oktoberfest, ranked # 2 in the nation by USA Today, drew 766 visitors to the Monument’s observation deck high on the western bluff overlooking the city and the Minnesota River Valley.
Completed in 1897, the Monument was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 2000 the Monument received national and international recognition: the 106th Congress of the United States designated the Hermann Monument as an official symbol for the contributions of Americans of Germanic heritage. Because New Ulm is “The Most German City in America,” it is the appropriate location for this Monument.
The Hermann Monument Society, founded in 2006, is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation, promotion, and development of the Monument. Attendance has increased 59% under its tutelage.
The Monument closed for the season in October and will re-open in May of 2018. Click here for more information.