Mark your calendars for this years HermannFest scheduled for September 11th, 2021.
We will keep you posted if plans change in according to COVID-19 restrictions.
Is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation, promotion, and development of the Hermann Monument in New Ulm, Minnesota, an official symbol recognizing the great achievements of Germanic-Americans.
A Cheruscan chieftain negotiated an alliance of the Marsi, Bructeri, and Chatti tribes with his own warriors to defend Germania from Roman conquest.
In September of 9 AD, Arminius' cunning strategy led to the ambush and defeat of the 17th, 18th, and 19th legions of imperial Rome under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus. This running battle, fought in the midst of the Teutoburg Forest ended abruptly in the Narrows near the Kalkriese Berg initiating a change in Tiberius Caesar's foreign policy. Although Caesar sent eight more legions to Germania, Arminius and his brave warriors continued their fight for freedom. Increasing casualties and a dwindling treasury during subsequent battles between Arminius and Germanicus Caesar eventually convinced Tiberius to abandon Germania in 17 AD.
With no common foe the alliance faltered; inter-tribal strife and jealousy led to Arminius' assassination by his own kinfolk.
"We must tell our children and our children's children the story of the heroes of every land and every time who have given their lives, that liberty and fraternity and equality might survive among men."
Governor David Marston Clough-
Dedication of Hermann Monument
September 26, 1897
Getting to know Hermann!
Photo Credit: Martin Luther College
*Open daily 10am - 7pm, Memorial Day through
* Saturdays and Sundays in May and September
*Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays first 3 weekends in
Admission: $3.00 per person, ages 5 and under are free with paying adult. An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age.
The interior Interpretive Center in its base, will remain closed due to “Comprehensive Historic Building Conditions Assessment and Report.”
Monument Street, New Ulm, Minnesota 56073, United States