NEW GLARUS, WI – NOV 4, 2015: Swiss heritage is abundant in the small town (Pop 2,172) of New Glarus, Wisconsin from the food to the Swiss inspired buildings that line the streets downtown.
Now a popular tourist attraction due to its small town nuance, New Glarus is known for all of its Swiss-inspired, locally-owned businesses that feature everything Swiss.
Here are just a few of the businesses that continue to promote the Swiss culture on 1st Street: Glarner Stube Restaurant, Edelweiss Cheese Shop, Kristi’s Restaurant, Maple Leaf Cheese & Chocolate House, Authentic Swiss Shop with traditional clothing, New Glarus Swiss Hotel Restaurant.
New Glarus was founded in 1845 by immigrants that traveled from Canton of Glarus in eastern Switzerland.
When entering the town you will notice red banners attached to street poles that read ‘Gruetzi’ which means greetings or hello in the Swiss language.