2018 Attendance At New Ulm’s Hermann Monument
Attendance at New Ulm, MN’s famous Hermann Monument was 9,390 for the 2018 season. The Monument was open 116 days for an average of 81 persons per day. The four days of New Ulm’s Oktoberfest (#2 in the nation according to USA Today) drew 637. Attendance was below previous years because of weather related closures and to accommodate a contractor assessing the condition of the Monument structure. Renovations are being planned for the coming year.
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 of ficial symbol for the contributions of Americans of German 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 reopen in May of 2019. See: www.HermannMonument.com for more information.