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Top Things to Do in Hermann

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.

What to do

Hermann Wine Trail Visiting the seven wineries along the trail provides a good intro to the Missouri River town founded in the 1800s by German settlers.

Historical wine cellars.

Historical wine cellars

Hermann Wurst Haus Put together a picnic from cheeses, meats and side dishes.

Historic Hermann Museum at the German School Exhibits explore life here 150 years ago.

Stone Hill Winery Founded in 1847, this is the oldest of the seven wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail. Tours and tastings are held daily.

Where to eat

The Bank Bar Sip one of 40 kinds of martinis and cocktails on the patio next to a butterfly garden or around the wood bar indoors. The martini and craft cocktail bar is beneath a boutique hotel.

Black Walnut Bistro This dinner-only restaurant dishes steaks, seafood and pasta in a contemporary setting. Black Walnut Bistro on Facebook

Espresso Laine The cafe offers board games for patrons to play while drinking their coffee, tea or specialty drinks.

Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery It’s worth the wait for a booth tucked into former horse stalls. The menu features German favorites.

Where to stay

Alpenhorn Gasthaus The owner is a gourmet cook, so plan on having more than breakfast.

The Cottage Tree Houses For a less traditional stay, climb up into the forest. All of the tree houses have full indoor plumbing, heat and air. The Moonlight Tree House is wheelchair-accessible.

Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn Visitors choose between an attractive B&B and modern cottages overlooking the Missouri River.  

The Inn at Hermannhof For no-detail-spared lodging, try The Inn at Hermannhof.

The Inn at Hermannhof.

The Inn at Hermannhof.

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


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