"Charming Swiss Immigrant Village" New Glarus by atufft

New Glarus Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 92 photos

Wisconsin Territory

New Glarus was founded during Wisconsin's territorial period when northern European immigrants found the land cheap and appropriate for their skills in dairy farming and other such pioneer occupations. Named after the home region in Switzerland, New Glarus remained very much a Swiss ethnic village until the current period. I last visited during Memorial Day weekend, carrying a load of bagels between Sterling, IL and Tomah, WI, and so the stretch of Wisconsin state route 69, between Monroe and Madison, was a pleasant part of this trip. I was able to stop and enjoy a walk around town, a cup of coffee and Swiss pastries, and a hometown Memorial Day parade.

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  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    It's interesting how these little pockets of culture spring up in the most eccentric locations. Switzerland, without the mountains?


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