When you step into the city of Hermann, MO – whether from the Amtrak train station, the trolley, by bicycle, or by car – you’re transported to a charming, picturesque German village. Nestled in the Missouri River Valley, Hermann is known for its Old World charm. No matter the season, you’ll find Hermann a welcoming, inspiring, and scenic town perfect for a day trip, weekend getaway, or an extended stay. In German, “Vorfreude” is the anticipation of a pleasure yet to come, and in Hermann, vorfreude is realized. Your next adventure awaits.
County: Gasconade (County Seat)
Time Zone: Central (CDT and CST)
Average Age: 45.1
Average Yearly Rainfall: 45”
Notable Hermann Residents:
Brock Olivo: Former Missouri Tigers and Detroit Lions football player
Ken Boyer: Former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman
Joe Hoerner: Former Major League Baseball pitcher
Nathaniel Rateliff: Singer/Songwriter
George J. Husmann: Founding Father of the American wine industry
Other Fun Facts:
The city was named among “America’s Best Adventure Towns” by National Geographic.
While Hermann was recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1987, among the earliest in the United States and the second in Missouri, there were already 60 wineries in Hermann in the 1880’s.
We Are Wine Country
Hermann is the heart of Missouri Wine Country, and there’s no shortage of destinations for the wine connoisseur. Our award-winning wineries feature Norton, Chardonnay, Vignoles, and other crowd favorites, and we grow, harvest, age, and bottle hundreds of thousands of gallons of wine each year.
Meet Our Award-Winning Wineries
Adam Puchta Winery
1947 Frene Creek Road
Perched on the banks of Frene Creek, Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest continuous family farm winery in the United States. For over seven generations, the Puchtas have strived to provide balanced, quality, Missouri-made wines.
Dierberg – Star Lane – Three Saints
338 East First Street
A variety of California wines from Dierberg Estate Vineyards and Star Lane Vineyards, as well as Three Saints wines from the Dierberg family’s vineyards in Santa Barbara County, are available for tasting and purchase.
G. Husmann Wine Company
302 East First Street
Named in honor of George Husmann, considered the Father of the Missouri Grape Industry, G. Husmann Wine Company offers visitors a variety of red, white, and specialty wines for tasting and purchase.
330 East First Street
Hermannhof Winery offers views of cellars and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and a tasting room for family-run wines.
Lost Creek Vineyard
21365 Gore Road
Located on a scenic, pastoral property overlooking the Missouri River Valley and adjacent to the Katy Trail, Lost Creek Vineyard offers made-on-site wines sure to please.
OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery
1104 Oak Glenn Place
Originally the site of a winery founded in 1859 by George Husmann on a ridge overlooking the Missouri River just east of Hermann, OakGlenn Vineyards & Winery still grow some of Husmann’s original Norton grapes.
Reserve Cellars of Hermann
34 Hermann Farm Road
Located on the Hermann Farm in the restored cellars of the Press House, guest will find the winemaker’s blends of estate grown vineyards in both Missouri and California.
Stone Hill Winery
1110 Stone Hill Highway
Missouri’s oldest and most awarded winery sits high on a hilltop with an impressive view of the town of Hermann. Free, daily guided tours take visitors through the largest series of underground cellars in North America and showcase how their award-winning wine is made.
By the end of the 19th century, Hermann was one of the largest wine-producing regions in the world.
Hermann was the number one wine producer in the United States between 1865 and 1870.
The city’s first “Weinfest” was held in 1848. The tradition continues today with Oktoberfest.
Sip & Savor
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the array of culinary delights at our restaurants, distilleries, and specialty shops.
Images of unique Featured Food/Drink spots:
Hermann Wurst Haus – Hearty breakfasts seven days a week.
Stomp’N Grounds Espresso Bar – Homemade hot breakfast.
Sugar & Spice Laura’s Delights II – Breakfast, lunch, coffee or donuts — you decide.
Lunch & Dinner Locales
4th Street Pizza – Hand tossed and made from scratch pizza.
Concert Hall and Barrel – The oldest continually operating tavern west of the Mississippi.
Sharp Corner Tavern – A family-friendly bar and grill.
Vintage 1847 Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery – character, contemporary cuisine, and award-winning wine.
For Your Sweet Tooth
Doxie Slush – Scratch-made frozen cocktails and more.
Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe – Creamy frozen custard, hard dipped ice-cream and frozen yogurt.
Ricky’s Chocolate Box – Chocolate and candies handmade with love and high-quality ingredients.
Sugar & Spice Laura’s Delights II – Donuts, cookies, muffins, stollen, and more!
Sugar Momma’s – Candy, freshly-baked, mouthwatering pies, and frozen treats.
Black Shire Distillery – Handcrafted spirits with locally-grown grain and white oak barrels.
Copper Mule Distillery – A Heritage Distillery for the Modern Age.
Fernweh Distilling Co. – Craft cocktails, beer by-the-bottle, and wines for every taste.
Lionheart Whiskey Co. – Whiskey with courageously bold, yet elegant notes in every expression.
Tin Mill Brewing Co. – Focused on the art of authentic, German-style beer.
Turbulence Brewery – A nano brewery located inside Wings A-Blazin’ with small batch brews.
Wine for Every Taste
Hermann’s wineries will keep you busy touring cellars, tasting a variety of wines, and learning the rich history of winemaking in Hermann. Visit year round or attend one of the many events throughout the year. The Hermann Wine Trail events features seven family-owned wineries stretched along 20 miles of the Missouri River. Not all of our wineries are on the trail, so be sure to explore other flavors of the town as well.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
More than 30 shops line our shopping district streets offering everything from antiques and collectibles to toys, clothing, jewelry, hobby shops, specialty food and drinks, and other boutique offerings.
City of Hermann Caboose Museum – Learn about railroad history and westward expansion in one compact museum.
Hermann Fire Company Museum – Vehicles, equipment, and firefighting memorabilia abound.
Historic Hermann Museum – A German School Building with a diverse collection of history and heritage.
St. Martin’s Church Museum and Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows – A 40-acre exploration, with outdoor Stations of the Cross and more.
The Outdoors Awaits
Hermann is the perfect place to explore, by bicycle, foot, trolley, boat, or kayak.
Katy Trail State Park
Nearby Parks and Conservation Areas
Self-Guided Walking Tours
If the day runs long and you find yourself in need of overnight accommodations, Hermann has more than 160 lodging establishments with something for everyone’s style and budget.
We Celebrate All Year Long
We’re a city of fun — from nightly entertainment to annual festivals and gatherings. Whatever the season, you’ll find something to enjoy in Hermann. One visit and you’ll see that our events and festivals are destinations in and of themselves.
Wurst Fest – The last weekend of March: The Wurst Fest in the Midwest – Sausage-makers from the Midwest, a Wiener Dog Derby, and sauerkraut-making class.
Maifest – The third weekend in May: Celebrate German heritage with music, dancing, food, a parade and more.
FreedomFest – A Fourth of July celebration with a run/walk, parade, kids activities, music, and fireworks over the Missouri River.
Wine & Jazz Festival – An August tradition, this festival features cool jazz, wine, and lots of memories to be made.
Blue Oval Rally – Show off your Ford at the Blue Oval Rally hosted in August.
SmokeFest – Barbecue, whiskey, and cigars are the highlights of this outdoor September event.
Oktoberfest – Every weekend in October, enjoy food, drinks, and fall beauty against the backdrop of the Missouri River and historic Hermann. See the schedule online.
Christmastime in Hermann – From mid-November until the new year, Hermann transforms into a holiday village.Enjoy a traditional lantern parade, German Christmas markets, a German bake sale, holiday house tour, pipe organ concerts, and more.
Plan Your Trip
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