German Heritage and German Fest

Saturday, July 28th at 10 am with Bob Giese

Sunday, July 29th at 10 am with Mike Gehl

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has partnered with German Fest Milwaukee to create this special German Heritage WALKING tour!

Walking down Old World Third Street today you are not likely to see many German shops advertising “English Spoken Here” as a special or unique service; but as early as 1848, Germans represented 1/3 of the entire population in Milwaukee and this section of the city was the life’s blood of German immigrants. This tour showcases buildings that represent German-American business, education, faith, politics, entertainment, and publishing. Join our experienced tour guides and learn about Milwaukee’s most notable German biermeisters, tanners, artists, butchers, bakers, merchants, publishers, masons, architects and clergymen. This tour celebrates Milwaukee’s German heritage and recognizes the German community as having one of the greatest cultural impacts on our city.

This 1.5 hour walking tour travels down Old World Third Street and through downtown Milwaukee. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk entire length of the tour. Tour meets at Turner Hall located at 1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Ticket includes admission to German Fest!


Adults – $25

German Heritage Tour & German Fest

Call Historic Milwaukee Inc. at 414-277-7795 with questions. Tour will proceed rain or shine. Restrooms are not available on the tour route. Be sure to arrive by 9:45 AM for Historic Milwaukee check-in and receipt of German Fest ticket.