Founded in the 1800s by German vintners, Hermann (population: 2,600) has retained its small-town character even though many come to this Missouri River town each year to explore the area’s famous wine trail.


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What to do

Hermann Wine Trail Visiting the six 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 Shop for bacon any day (as well as bratwurst, cheese and more).

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

Stone Hill Winery Founded in 1847, this is one of the oldest wineries in the area.

Where to eat

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; a four-course dinner is served Fridays and Saturdays (reservations required).

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 stay includes luxury inn rooms as well as historic stone hillside cottages built in the mid-1800s.

The Inn at Hermannhof.
The Inn at Hermannhof.

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