Hermann, Missouri
Hermann, Missouri

Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg

A short drive from Hermann is a unique site to take in some history and maybe a little meditation. The Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg is an outdoor shrine and grotto behind St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Starkenburg, MO, near Rhineland. The shrine has indoor and outdoor altar areas and seating. A …

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Astral Glass Studio and Gallery, New Haven

An area attraction that I found very enjoyable was Astral Glass Studio in New Haven, MO. Just 15-20 minutes from Hermann, the glass studio is a unique artistry shop where you can watch glassblowers make a variety of glass objects, then take home your very own hand-blown souvenir. On Saturdays and Sundays, glass blowers Gary …

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Trailsides Bar & Grill

Across the Missouri River from Hermann is Trailsides Bar & Grill in the town of Rhineland. Trailsides sits in what used to be the center of town, but in the wake of the 1993 floods much of the town was moved to higher ground. Today, Trailsides is a typical small town hangout. I went there …

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Crossroads Bar and Grill

Crossroads Bar and Grill is a local tavern located just north of Hermann across the Missouri River. Dim lighting, big-screen TVs playing sports, a couple of pool tables and a bar fill the interior of the place, and a patio area outside provides more seating options. Crossroads has burgers for $1 on Wednesday nights and …

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The Cottage

The Cottage Restaurant and Gallery offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Hermann. Hidden in a grove of trees off of Highway H, The Cottage is a nice, home style restaurant that’s also a charming art gallery. A patio area behind the restaurant is an attractive setting to enjoy your meal and a …

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Thrift Store at the Sheltered Workshop

The Thrift Store sponsored by the Hermann Sheltered Workshop isn’t like other thrift stores. This one sells designer clothes that were never picked up from a chain of dry cleaning stores in St. Louis. This is really something! We’re talking designer clothes, men’s and women’s dress clothes and suits, high-end linen tableclothes, curtains and comforters, …

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Simon’s on the Waterfront

Simon’s on the Waterfront is a good home-style restaurant on the banks of the Missouri River downtown. Simon’s serves burgers, steaks, chicken, seafood and German dishes, and their homemade desserts are mouthwatering. The main dining room is comfortable and the waiting staff is really friendly! Owner and head chef Steve Simon also operates a full …

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