Hermann has several unique murals strewn throughout the charming town. Created in the classic print and style of the early to mid-1900s, these paintings stir up feelings of nostalgia as they transport viewers back in time. These beloved murals are just one of the many unique attractions that will make a trip to Hermann one to remember!
Artists Bring the Past Back to Life
In 2014, The Wine Country Walldogs, a group of highly-skilled painters and mural artists, began working their magic on the historic town. Their mission was to recreate history on walls in small towns around the country that were in need of some TLC.
The Wine Country Walldogs spent two years working on four different murals for the city of Hermann. Visit them all and be taken back to Hermann’s “good old days” that they so keenly represent.
Missouri Valley Ice Cream
In the 1950s, Berlener’s Pharmacy was the Hermann favorite spot for ice cream, shakes, or malts. The vintage-style sign was painted on the side of Berlener’s Healthmart and Pharmacy located on First Street, evoking memories of a simpler time. As you take in this large mural, imagine the delight of a cold treat on a hot summer day.
Next, travel to the back of Hermann’s Antique Attic Mall (also on First Street) to view the large portrait painting of George Husmann. Husmann is known for his active role in founding the Missouri wine industry. This painting recognizes Mr. Husmann for his efforts in putting Hermann on the map as an important wine-producing town in the 1840s.
This mural will bring you back to old-fashioned shoe companies and their shoe-fitting and repairing services. Remember when you fixed a pair of worn-out shoes?! You’ll be reminded of the handcrafted shoes and the cobblers that made them. This mural can be found on the side of The General Store at TypeStyles on Schiller Street.
In 1938, Ewald Bakery was first opened to the public offering “special bargains” on pastries to all in attendance. Mr. Ewald had moved from Germany (where he first learned the bakery business) to Hermann in 1927. Ewald Bakery quickly became a cherished asset in the community. This mural, commemorating Ewald Bakery, is on the side of Sugar Momma’s, a candy and gift shop located on Market Street.
Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning to experience more of the town’s unique German heritage, be sure to make a stop at each of these fascinating murals. They serve as great reminders of Herman’s rich and well-preserved history!