Visitors to Hermann are now offered a unique opportunity that utilizes the conveniences of modern technology to showcase the town’s rich and well-preserved past. By downloading the GuidiGo App, you’re able to explore 15 historic Hermann locations with a free, guided walking tour that allows you to discover the town at your own pace.

Customize your tour—spend time exploring what you’re interested in

GuidiGo shares Hermann’s story by using an in-app map that directs you to each site. Once at the site, you can listen to the provided audio that explains the place’s importance and role in Hermann’s history. The perfect outdoor activity for the quickly-approaching fall season, the GuidiGo walking tour matches your interest level and allows you to choose how much or little time you want to spend touring the town. Stay awhile at the places that interest you most and pass by those that don’t.

The tour stops offer you a stroll through history

The tour begins at the Deutschheim State Historic Site Visitor Center, where guests will learn the story of the German immigrants that founded Hermann in the mid-19th century. Guests are then encouraged to explore the Deutschheim gardens and two historic homes, getting a glimpse of Hermann life during the town’s earliest years. 

Once you’re ready to leave the Deutschheim, the GuidiGo App will then take you through several stops, showcasing buildings that once housed (or still house) businesses important to Hermann’s growth and development. Tour goers can explore the Historic Hermann Museum, housed in the German School Building, for hours, learning all the intricacies of Hermann’s history. They’ll also see the building that housed Hermann’s German Newspaper, the Hermanner Volksblatt, the Concert Hall, which is the oldest continually-operating tavern west of the Mississippi, the traditional mercantile, Festalle, and many more places.

Tour at your own pace—you can even grab lunch

The GuidiGo tour brings visitors directly in the center of Hermann’s historic downtown district, the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and to visit several of the town’s great shops. Once you’ve gotten to explore all downtown has to offer, the tour will bring you past the last few stops, ending at the Welcome Center, which is a perfect spot to find even more to do in our beautiful town.

Download the app and you’re ready to go!

Download the free GuidiGo App for iPhone or Android and get started on your tour of Hermann today! If you need more information about what to do, see, eat, or drink while you’re here, check out Looking for a place to stay? The Visit Hermann accommodations page features lodging options for all groups, tastes, and budgets. Come see this historic town—you’ll definitely want to come back!