A farm in the Swiss Alps.
Experience The Charm Of Switzerland With A Trip To This Midwest Town
New Glarus, Wisconsin, is defined by farms, hills, and pastures that resemble rural Switzerland, giving visitors an immersive Swiss experience in the heart of the Midwest.
New Glarus has even earned the nickname "America's Little Switzerland," not only for its similar topography but because of its rich history.
There's a clear dedication to preserving culture and tradition that stems back to 1845 when New Glarus was established as a colony for Swiss settlers.
It's common to hear both English and Swiss-German languages spoken as the city continues to welcome Swiss immigrants as well as host residents who have long called the town home.
The vast majority of buildings that make up New Glarus are designed with chalet-inspired architecture in mind, creating a picture-perfect fairy-tale destination.
There are also cultural museums, specialty shops, establishments that serve traditional Swiss dishes, and cultural festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of this Midwestern town.