The Hermann Monument Society


The Hermann Monument Society 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

Photography provided by New Ulm CVB.

Who was Hermann (Arminius)?

 Hermann (Arminius), 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.

              Tour the Hermann Monument                and Interpretive Center!

Hermann Heights Park
10 Monument Street
New Ulm, Minnesota USA

Hours, Admission, and Reservation Policy
Hermann Monument 2015 hours
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.:  Daily from Memorial Day, May 26 through Labor Day, September 1; Saturdays and Sundays in May and September; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the first three weekends in October.

2017 Hermann Monument admission fee
    $2.25  per person.  Children ages 5 and under admitted free with a paying adult. For safety reasons, all youth age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Monument will be closed for safety reasons during inclement weather and may reopen that day if weather conditions improve.

Group Requests for reservations during non-normal operation hours should be made at least one week in advance of visit.  2015 non-normal operation hours admission fee is $16 per hour with two hour minimum and $2.25 per person with a ten person minimum.  Admission requests in late October through April may be denied because monument is closed for winter.  The Interpretive Center (inside the base of Monument) is closed during the winter off season.  

Hermann Heights Park Shelters are available for rent in two different time slots: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 4 - 11 p.m. Rental fee is $42.00 Resident/$46.20 Non-Resident and can be made by calling the New Ulm Park and Recreation Office at 507-359-8344. 

Reservation requests should be directed to Recreation Program Supervisor, 507-359-8343