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German Heritage

Our German History

The Manning Community Foundation was created roughly three decades ago to preserve the German-American culture in the town of Manning, Iowa. The centerpiece of the Manning Community Foundation is the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park. From the German Hausbarn and the Trinity Church to the antique farm equipment and the Leet/Hassler Farmstead, the Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park is full of attractions that are guaranteed to take you back in time and allow you to experience the authentic German heritage.

Today, more than 125 years after the city of Manning was founded, the German influence can still be felt by simply driving down the unique cobblestone-lined Main Street and looking at the beautiful Bavarian themed accents on the town’s store fronts. Festivals, such as Kinderfest and Weihnachtsfest are just two more examples of how the Manning Heritage Foundation works to celebrate and preserve the area’s German cultural heritage and traditions.

Schedule a Tour

Call us at (712) 655-3131 to schedule a personalized tour that will take your group back in time. We offer guided or self-guided tours customized to your group’s interests.