Glockenspiel327 N Minnesota St
New Ulm, MN 56073
At the corner of 4th North and Minnesota Streets. From Broadway (theGet Directions
The Glockenspiel is one of the world's few free-standing carillon clock towers, standing 45 feet high. Thirty-seven bells chime each quarter hour and play programmed pieces at 12, 3 & 5pm when the three-foot-high animated figurines appear and move to music as they depict the history and development of the city. From Thanksgiving until mid- January, the figures are replaced by a nativity scene. The surrounding park has benches and apple blossom shade trees.
Hours & DatesYear round. Programs at 12, 3 & 5pm. Extra times during festivals (10:30a and 1:00pm). Benches for seating and shade trees around the park the Glock' sits in.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 107 reviews
Very entertaining and quaint! Well worth the visit! It plays at certain times of the day and is very unique.
— Kari P, July 23, 2021
Saw the glockenspiel performance and enjoyed the figurines. But the loudness of the carillon is almost too much. We left before the performance was over because of the noise.
— mikebWoodbury, June 26, 2021
It only chimes 3 times a day so we missed out. Right downtown so you can't miss it. Nice to look at but after a few minutes you're ready to move on.
— Gary H, June 3, 2021
Small community with this amenity ?? How in the world is this not 5 stars? Come on people! This is truly a local gem
— ScubaSteve1969, May 7, 2021
We purposefully went at 3:00 so we could see all of the figures do their thing. How cool to watch the shelf come out with the other characters. There’s a sign nearby that explains the characters...
— kimsU3290PX, March 28, 2021