This Stunning European-Inspired City In Alabama Is The Perfect Place For A Day Trip
By Lisa Battles|Published November 23, 2023
Lisa has traveled the U.S. for over a decade, seeking out and sharing the stories of its most interesting places, people, and experiences. A journalism graduate of Auburn University, she has been a content strategist, editor, and writer for more than 25 years. Lisa has worked in community news, PR, and marketing with a focus on tourism, hospitality, and economic development. Besides following her curiosity around every corner, she's a devoted dog mom of two and advocate for animal welfare.
The history, architecture, and enduring celebrations in the small city of Cullman make it a perfect choice for a European-inspired day trip in Alabama. German immigrants, including town founder Col. Johann Gottfried Cullmann began settling the community in 1873. While their influence remains evident today, recent history has brought additional touches of European flair from parts beyond Germany.
Lastly, if you have time to squeeze in a hike, check out Hurricane Creek Park in Falkville, which is less than 10 miles north of Cullman. I recommend the Twilight Tunnel and Hidden Valley Loop Trail. My dog and I detoured to explore one recent winter day, and it did not disappoint – even at that time of year.
Do you agree Cullman is perfect for a European-inspired day trip in Alabama? Let us know your experiences if you’ve had a chance to visit and any other local tips you’d offer first-timers.
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