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Address: N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
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This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.

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This makes New Ulm unique

I'd never seen a Glockenspiel before, but had an idea after reading reviews on TA. When the door opened and the figures slid out, I was delighted! We watched them circle around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cathy C
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never seen a Glockenspiel before, but had an idea after reading reviews on TA. When the door opened and the figures slid out, I was delighted! We watched them circle around for their 10 minute show, until they retired once more behind the door. To understand the whole story, there's a sign that describes what each figure represents. I... More 

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Thank Cathy C
Bailey, United States
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The whole performance lasts about 10 minutes, and it happens at noon, 3pm and 5pm each day. Having never seen another Glockenspiel, and having nothing to compare it to, I enjoyed it. If I lived within 2 blocks, I would lose my mind.

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Thank Gregory W
Goodland, MN
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you can, take the 15 minute break to listen to the bell carols and watch the carved wooden statues move and dance while the music plays. A unique and uncommon way to experience German heritage in the USA.

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Thank Heather M
Minnesota
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229 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the 5:00 - 5:10 pm playing of the chimes, the show was of the hidden people inside!! The music is lovely and watching the different people moving around up at the top, was very enjoyable!

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Thank KKLMinnesota
Albertville, Minnesota
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have seen other glockenspiels and this one was disappointing. My wife amd I got there about 10 minutes before the hour and it was not worth the wait.

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Thank Sergeant56
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went to see this when I was a child so had to see this while in town. It is a must see while visiting.

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Thank chicago123456
Saint Michael
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you are sightseeing in New Ulm, this is a must see. Situated in an attractive park on the north end of downtown, this is a visually attractive clock tower with brick pavers and lovely flowers. The glockenspiel plays a musical bell concert at 12, 3, and 5 p.m.. The 45-foot carillon commemorates the German roots of the city.

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Thank Leigh H
Madison, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The glockenspiel plays music/ bells on certain times of the day and has some "dancers" that come out. There is a little seating area to watch. Cute and quirky little german tradition.

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Thank Tasia H
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The times to see the figures are 12, 3. and 5 PM. The figures come out for about 10 minutes so it is a quick stop.

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1 Thank barbareet
Minnesota
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162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The Glockenspiel was part of our city tour when visiting New Ulm. The performances are are at noon and 3:00 pm. Very entertaining and great spot for a group picture.

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