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Hermann Wurstfest – Tour the Strehly House

Strehly House Hermann MOFor a relatively small town, Hermann is packed with things to see and do.  In fact, next weekend is the 33rd Annual Hermann Wurstfest on March 23rd & 24th.  And if you enjoy history we’ve got you covered! Historical buildings and sites are scattered about making a walking tour of Hermann the perfect way to enjoy your Missouri weekend getaway.

One such site worth a visit is the Strehly House which was constructed between the years of 1842 and 1869.  The building is done in a traditional German vernacular front.  The home depicts the life of a middle-class family of moderate means in the late 1800’s.

For many years, from around 1843 to 1854, the home housed a full-service printing company which produced a German-language newspaper.  The current owner of the home, Ms. Rosa Strehly possesses many of the printing blocks once used by Carl Procopius Strehly who came from Prague and was an expert in dyeing and block-printing on cloth.  In the late 1850’s, a winery was added to the house.  In the yard today, you can still find a grapevine planted in 1855, a giant cherry tree, garden and flower beds which have been added over the years including an asparagus bed that is over 40 years old.

The Strehly House is open to the public for tours and is operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  The home is located on 2nd Street and tours are available at 9:30 am, 10 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.  This is just one of many locations you will want to visit during your stay with us at the Inn.

The Inn at Hermannhof is an excellent place to call your home base while in town. We look forward to having you share your adventures with us.

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