Hermann Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Hermann Trip Guide

Founded in the 1800s by German vintners, Hermann (population: 2,600) has retained its small-town character even though thousands come to this Missouri River town each year to explore the area’s famous wine trail.
The area's wine tradition draws many visitors.
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The Inn at Hermannhof.
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Historical wine cellars.
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What to do

Hermann Wine Trail The wine tradition here reaches back almost 175 years, so you’ll find unique trail activities, such as touring underground cellars dug by hand before the Civil War. Some of our favorites of the seven wineries are Hermannhof Winery, Stone Hill Winery, and OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery. (800) 932-8687; hermannwinetrail.com

What to eat

Simon’s on the Waterfront You’ll find a mix of German and American faves; the hot potato salad stands out. (573) 486-2030

Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery It’s worth the wait for a booth tucked into former horse stalls. The menu features German favorites. (573) 486-3479; stonehillwinery.com

Where to stay

Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn Visitors choose between an attractive B&B and modern cottages overlooking the Missouri River. (573) 486-4455; hermannhill.com  

The Inn at Hermannhof For no-detail-spared, first-class lodging, look to The Inn at Hermannhof. Stay in a room downtown or in one of several cottages on the East Hill with river views. (888) 268-1422; innathermannhof.com

For information: Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce (800) 932-8687; visithermann.com


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