Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Haunted History of Hermann Missouri

Hermann, Mo is rich in History and stories from long ago.  Go back in time as you enjoy the haunting history of our great city on the Cemetery Walk Tour and the Ghost Tours.

The Sixth Annual Cemetery Walk in Hermann, hosted by The Brush & Palette Club, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at the City Cemetery, located between East 9th and 10th streets in one of the oldest sections of the Hermann City Cemetery.  As you take the tour you will meet costumed impersonators of the former residents of Hermann and hear their stories of their lives and some their untimely deaths. The tour costs $10 and helps raise money for the restoration of the cemetery.  Historic grave sites, such as those of sisters Anna and Theresia Straub, three and five, and their grandmother Maria Becht,. The young girls and their grandmother were victims within days of each other during the cholera epidemic in Hermann in 1849.  Jacob Eisenhut’s gravestone was in pieces buried in the dirt on the cemetery hillside. His marker has been pieced back together and erected on a new base. Eisenhut died in 1881 after being in Hermann only a short time, having come from Illinois.

The Ghost Tour of Hermann will be held October 25th, 2-4pm and October 28 at 6pm with paranormal Author and Ghost Hunter Dan Terry to benefit the Animal Rescue Ferals in Peril.  Dan has written several books and has held several Ghost Hunts in the Gasconade County and surrounding areas.  Travel with him by Trolley and by foot as he retells the many encounters he has documented around the Hermann area, including the Gasconade County Courthouse and the Wine Valley Inn which recently was written about in the Ten Most Haunted Hotels in Mo. The tour will finish up with the actual viewing of the recorded documentation of his past findings!  Don't forget to bring your camera to catch your own ghosts.  Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling Nancy at 573-486-5317


Costumed impersonators tell the stories of persons buried in the oldest portions of the cemetery, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the mausoleum in the city cemetery. Sponsored by the Brush and Palette Club. Adults $10, children and students free. Proceeds benefit the cemetery restoration project. - See more at: http://visithermann.com/event/cemetery-walk/#sthash.ADFVXLyk.dpuf
Costumed impersonators tell the stories of persons buried in the oldest portions of the cemetery, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the mausoleum in the city cemetery. Sponsored by the Brush and Palette Club. Adults $10, children and students free. Proceeds benefit the cemetery restoration project. - See more at: http://visithermann.com/event/cemetery-walk/#sthash.ADFVXLyk.dpuf

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers


Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn






















Costumed impersonators tell the stories of persons buried in the oldest portions of the cemetery, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the mausoleum in the city cemetery. Sponsored by the Brush and Palette Club. Adults $10, children and students free. Proceeds benefit the cemetery restoration project. - See more at: http://visithermann.com/event/cemetery-walk/#sthash.ADFVXLyk.dpuf

Costumed impersonators tell the stories of persons buried in the oldest portions of the cemetery, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the mausoleum in the city cemetery. Sponsored by the Brush and Palette Club. Adults $10, children and students free. Proceeds benefit the cemetery restoration project. - See more at: http://visithermann.com/event/cemetery-walk/#sthash.ADFVXLyk.dpuf

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lewis stopping to smell the new roses...


This fall we are re-planting our multi-level rose garden at the Vineyard Inn overlooking the historic town of Hermann Missouri and the Missouri River Valley. It takes a lot of work to maintain our vineyards and gardens, but our guests tell us it makes them feel relaxed and happy, so we really enjoy doing it.

Lewis always likes to be involved in all the projects at Hermann Hill, and the rose garden is a perfect place where he can also greet guests as he takes time to smell to roses.





Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hermann Hill Couples, September 2015- Andrew & Melissa

Andrew and Melissa's first met a party in high school after their school lost a football game. Even though the party had a designated area for lower and upper classmen, Melissa some how managed to sneak into Andrew's part of the party. They spotted each other immediately and their chemistry grew throughout the night as Andrew flirted up Melissa and she laughed with him. Their connection was so strong that night that they stayed together throughout their remaining high school years, throughout college and eventually Andrew's med school.

Obviously Melissa's support through Andrew's schooling was a great endeavor for both of them, so I asked Melissa to share how she was able to do it, she replied that she really family support was key to their on going, loving relationship. In this video interview, they share how togetherness is a family concept, not just a couple concept and that giving to each other, without looking for anything in return, keeps their relationship young and happy.






Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September Guest Contest Winners


September Guest Contests

We feature three different guest contests that give guests the opportunity to win Hermann Hill Gift Certificates:

1 - The Relationship Tips Contest: offering guests the opportunity to share tips about how to keep a relationship strong and healthy, winners get a $100 gift certificate (we pick 2).
2 - The Art Contest: The best art sketch gets a $50 gift certificate and a copy of their drawing.
3 - Our New Social Media Contest: The best photo of Hermann Hill gets a $50 gift certificate.

The Relationship Tips Contest: This month's winner's made us smile for one reason or another.

"One of our favorite ways to connect is to wake up early every morning and get outside right away. Being outside as a family in the quiet and stillness of the early morning, whether walking or riding around on our bikes, is the perfect way to wake up together, have uninterrupted time to talk, and connect before starting our days."

- Greg & Melissa Kelly - St. Louis

"You should who love to each daily through touch & kissing. This is part of the pickling process. Once you know you are truly in love, you will feel pickled. The pickling process is like when the pickle is placed in pickling juice it is absorbed throughout the pickle. After a while of loving this same process be in your relationship to ferment into a drunken love forever."

- Gary McMullin & Marilyn Lehma, Sedalia, MO



Art Contest Winner: JK Schulz from Carbondale, IL



Our Social Media Guest Winner: Maria Shaub, Vichy, MO




Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

The Roads Less Traveled

Hermann Hill invites you to explore winding scenic roads on your trip to or from Hermann Missouri to enjoy the beautiful October color. Here are our special scenic directions:


·  Leaving Kansas City Area to Hermann Hill:  I-70 to Columbia, take the scenic route with the sun at your back.  Head south toward Jefferson City on Highway 63, then continue east to Hermann on Highway 94 through the Missouri River Valley. There are beautiful hardwoods along the Missouri River Bluffs along Hwy 63 and Hwy 94.

·  Leaving Hermann Hill towards St. Louis: Take Highway 19 north to Highway 94 heading east to Highway 40 or Highway 70 towards St. Louis.  Enjoy the winding hills and Missouri River Valley with the sun at your back


Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oktoberfest in Hermann Missouri and its History



Oktoberfest is celebrated by about 6 million people around the world over 200 years. The first Oktoberfest was intended to help celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in Munich, Germany in 1810. To continue the event annually the festival was converted into a horse race which included wine and beer tasting for visitors. Before each event, performances were held in honor of the royal family, usually dances by children in Wittelsbach costumes. 

By the 19th century, Oktoberfest was promoting Bavarian agriculture with more activities such as tree climbing, swings, carnivals and parades. After a few cancellations due to war and epidemics, Oktoberfest returned in full swing in Bavaria in the 1880s with booths selling bratwurst and beer served in glass mugs, which eventually lead to development of beer halls to house vendors and musicians. 


In 1960, horse races had ended but the celebration lives on today in festival which has become world famous. Hermann has created an all month Oktoberfest to give tribute for its German heritage. Most of the wineries celebrate with live music each weekend. Lay out on the color changing hills, enjoy your wine and dance if you wish! 












Photos: 
2: Festival Photo from Experience Hermann
3: Mike Sloan from Hermann Wurst Haus with festival dancers
4: Festival Dancers from Visit Hermann

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hermann Hill Couples, August 2015 - Ralph and Debbie


Sometimes life leads us in a direction again and again until we learn the way to go. Debbie, Hermann Hill's Front Desk Manager, was willing to share her story this morning of how her and her husband met again and again throughout their life until they finally ended up together. Forever.



Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn