Founded in the 1800s by German vintners, Hermann (population: 2,600) has retained its small-town character, though thousands come to this Missouri River town each year to explore the area's famous wine trail.
Sunset near Hermann.
Fall arrives late and lingers along the Hermann Wine Trail, a compact drive along State-100 west of St. Louis. German-founded Hermann has a wine tradition dating back almost 175 years. Enjoy a German meal at Stone Hill Winery’s Vintage Restaurant, and treat yourself to a stay at the Inn at Hermannhof, where the Hillside Cottages offer bird’s-eye views of town.
Pedal pusher Pack your bike! The Katy Trail goes right by Hermann as it follows the Missouri River across the state.