At selected time intervals, a door opens up and animated figures which reflect on the various stages of New Ulm history, perform on a rotating stage, as music is played. Real neat.
Second time seeing this its very neat. Love to watch how the figures move around and the music plays. A must see while in New Ulm
I had read in the tour guide to New Ulm about the Glockenspiel and I just happened to be downtown 15 minutes before one of its scheduled performances, which take place at noon, 3:00, and 5:00. I took my camera and tripod and got into place on one of the park benches in front of it. About 20 other people... More
We made sure we got to the site at noon to hear the music from the carillion. It was very much worth it and it's good that it plays at other times of the day, too, in case one couldn't be there at noon.
This is a clock tour with bells that sounds at Noon, 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Figures representing the area history slide out and revolve. There are very few glockenspiels in the United States. If you are in New Ulm you should see it. There is no fee. There is some places to sit while watching.
If you are in New Ulm it is worth a listen. It is loud though. We were there for the 5 o'clock display on a beautiful summer day. Maybe about 12 to 15 people there to listen. It is a unique thing to see.
I remember the first day the Glockenspiel rang and performed in New Ulm when I was a child. My parents were so excited to take all of their children. I get just as excited to share this german bell tower experience with my children. I have had the opportunity to travel to several cities in Southern and Central Germany and... More
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