This senior has been to Missouri many times and yet I had never heard of Hermann. The Ozark Mountains, St. Louis, Branson, KCMO are all in Missouri, and then there is tiny Hermann. Willkommen bei Hermann!
This quaint city, nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, is blessed with original architecture, prize-winning wineries, a variety of shops, a strong industrial community and a host of “down-home” folks. Designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Hermann is near the center of the Missouri Rhineland, just south of the Missouri River.
With a population right at 2,500, Hermann overflows with vintage German charm and timeless Deutsch beauty. You just won’t find many communities on the US map like this, senior friends, so put it on your travel bucket list and see for yourself all that Hermann has to offer.
Hermann has been chosen several times for the title of Missouri’s most beautiful town. The center of Missouri’s wine industry, Hermann’s location and beauty is one for everyone to see. Tucked away in the Missouri River Valley, the town is a picture-book 19th-century village.
Senior visitors can enjoy some Old-World hospitality, taste and tour at world-class wineries, shop and stroll the historic district or be pampered by one of several historic B&Bs.
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Written by Jim Becker, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa.