Seniors, Missouri Has Vineyards
This senior been to Missouri many times and yet I had never heard of Hermann. The Ozark Mountains, St. Louis, Branson, KCMO are all in Missouri, and then there is tiny Hermann. Willkommen bei Hermann!
This quaint city, nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, is blessed with original architecture, prize-winning wineries, a variety of shops, a strong industrial community and a host of “down-home” folks. Designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Hermann is near the center of the Missouri Rhineland, just south of the Missouri River.
With a population right at 2,500, Hermann overflows with vintage German charm and timeless Deutsch beauty. You just won’t find many communities on the US map like this, senior friends, so put it on your travel bucket list and see for yourself all that Hermann has to offer.
Hermann has been chosen several times for the title of Missouri’s most beautiful town. The center of Missouri’s wine industry, Hermann’s location and beauty is one for everyone to see. Tucked away in the Missouri River Valley, the town is a picture-book 19th-century village.
Senior visitors can enjoy some Old-World hospitality, taste and tour at world-class wineries, shop and stroll the historic district or be pampered by one of several historic B&Bs.
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German immigrants from the Rhine River valley brought their customs and culture to the Missouri River Valley in the 1830′s. In the 1960s people began to rebuild the wine industry in the Hermann area. The vineyards and wineries contribute both to the agricultural and heritage tourism economies, with wine tastings and visits related to the wineries increasingly popular.
The area overlooking the Missouri River is officially recognized as America’s First Wine District. Missouri wineries all along the Missouri River are receiving considerable attention for wining national and international wine competitions.
Hermann’s German founders designed the city overlooking the beautiful Missouri River to mimic the old-world charm of Germany’s Rhine River Valley. Have you been there yet? If not, don’t say NO, say NOT YET.
Hermann affords the senior visitor with festivals rich in tradition, spectacular views, more than 150 historic buildings, museums, wine-trail events, shops, galleries and fine dining.
Bikers and hikers can enjoy the scenery all along the the Katy Trail, a former railroad right-of-way converted into a scenic path through the valley.
Hermann has been designated by National Geographic as one of America’s best Adventure Towns and has over 110 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
From farms to river views, Hermann offers you a delightful experience. Senior visitors will be able to relax and enjoy as you take in the sights and sounds of this unique town. jeb