Hermann, Missouri
Hermann, Missouri

Rhythm & Brews Festival!

Wine country was all about beer on Saturday, June 20th, at Hermann’s 2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Festival. $20 got you into the Hofgarten and all the beer samples you could handle from 12 Missouri microbreweries. You also got to keep your 5 oz. tasting glass with the Rhythm & Brews logo on it as …

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The Junction: Coffee and more

It’s a coffee shop, it’s a toy store, it’s a fashion and jewelery store. It’s The Junction on East Hwy 100! The Kaffee Haus coffee shop, a spacious seating area with WiFi and a nice public computer, and Muzzie’s Corner toy store occupy the bottom level; Sophia’s Boutique, a custom fashion and handmade jewelery shop, …

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Hermannhof Winery

Hermannhof winery is another popular stop on the Hermann area wine tour. The setting for this winery is the old Krupp Brewery building. The historic building has been extensively remodeled and has beautiful copper roofs and real wood plank floors. Though guided tours aren’t offered, you can look around the cellars yourself. I was pleased …

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Stone Hill Winery

Besides all the B&Bs, wine is a major thing that draws tourists to the Hermann area. Of the several wineries around town, Stone Hill Winery is the largest and has the most extensive tour. The guided tour is free if you’re from Hermann and $2.50 for out-of-towners. The tour is a great way to see …

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Had enough wine? Try some German beer at Tin Mill Brewery

Prior to Prohibition, Hermann was known for its beer as well as its wine. Today, fewer folks know about the local beer produced at Tin Mill Brewery. Being the avid beer drinker that I am, Tin Mill was one of the first hot spots I visited after moving to town. I’m happy to report that …

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Time for Pie

I’m a ‘feine fiend, so naturally I was scoping out coffee places the very first time I drove through town. Hermann really takes its coffee seriously and Time for Pie at Schiller & 4th St. is one of the best. Time for Pie has got the biggest selection of drinks and food, and everything I’ve …

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Mark your calendar for next year: Taste for the Arts festival

The annual Taste for the Arts festival was the first weekend of June in downtown Hermann. The Hofgarten was full of booths and tents showcasing some of the best artwork in the state. Festival coordinator Joan Tries told me that she only brings in artists who are members of the Best of Missouri Hands organization, …

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New bar The Bank offers something different

The Bank bar on Schiller St. opened two months ago and provides Hermann with a different nightlife option than the other noisy, crowded bars downtown. The Bank is a quieter, classier place you can go for an after-dinner drink or to enjoy a cocktail in the evening on the outdoor patio. The bar offers the …

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View of green trees and vineyard