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
Hermann Monument will be open for the summer Saturday, May 19, 2018
Open Saturdays and Sundays in May, September and the first three weekends in October.
Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Hours: 10 a.m- 7.pm
Admission: $3.00 per person, ages 5 and under are free with paying adult. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The interior Interpretive Center in its base, will remain closed due to “Comprehensive Historic Building Conditions Assessment and Report.”
10 Monument Court, New Ulm, MN 56073