WALKING HISTORIC HERMANN
Oct. 27, 2011 by
Hermann is an old German town that is the center for numerous wineries along the Missouri river. Larry and I arrived here in time for lunch and a stroll through the hills of the town. Our destination is St. Louis, about 90 miles from here.
I apologize for the length of the post, but there was a photo in every direction!
The town of Hermann was established in the mid-1830's
You can tell how misty and foggy it was when we arrived
The fall colors were pretty in spite of the overcast skies
We shared a wonderful, authentic Reuben sandwich here!
The restaurant was once the stables and carriage house and you can still see that tables have been added in the former horse stalls
The 2-hour walking tour went up and down the hills of Hermann
This impressive old mansion belonged to the first winery founder
I had to get a vistor's pass to go inside this school and use their bathroom! And this one-eared tabby cat walked with us for awhile!
Our final stop on the walk was at the top of this hill, and when we started back down, it began to rain on us!
After almost two hours of walking up and down the streets, we had this final steep climb to get back to our car! That's my blue umbrella protecting my camera lens!