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A New Attraction to Visit While Celebrating Oktoberfest in Hermann

The “living history farm” is on 200 acres of hills east of Hermann.

Visitors to Oktoberfest in Hermann during the first four weekends in October will have a new site to visit, the 200-acre Hermann Farm and Museum on the east side of town. The farm, which opened in spring, offers a trip back in time to see how the first German immigrants lived and farmed after arriving in 1837 in the hilly …

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Missouri

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Break out the lederhosen and get ready for a smidgen of schnitzel. It’s almost fall, when communities across Missouri celebrate the state’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. German roots run deep in the Show-Me State, which is one of the reasons Missouri has a designated German Heritage Corridor encompassing several counties, and the city of St. Louis, situated along the Missouri …

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Oktoberfest in Missouri

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It’s that time of the year again; Oktoberfest! This joyous occasion calls for a celebration of bier, brats and everything Bavarian. From oversized pretzels to gingerbread hearts, Oktoberfest traditions and festivities help you enjoy this season in the Show-Me State! Oktoberfest, “Wiesn,” is a 205-year-old tradition that debuted in 1810 in Munich, Germany.  The legacy began as a royal wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig …

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Hermann Sites Embrace German Heritage

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In the spring of 1838, steamboats carried German immigrants up the Missouri River to a hilly site, which eventually became the city of Hermann, as part of a massive migration that changed the face of Missouri forever. The immigrants were led by George Bayer, a schoolmaster and surveyor. Bayer laid out the town and assigned lots on 11,300 acres; the …

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