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Our Community

Founded in 1848 by immigrants from the Schleswig-Holstein provinces of Germany, the City of New Holstein has retained the same work ethic that helped New Holstein grow from a village to a city with a strong industrial base.

New Holstein is known for its excellent school system and parks. Over 150 acres are currently available for recreational use. An annual soccer tournament attracts more than 2,000 visitors to the city. The public library is part of the Manitowoc-Calumet System and provides the latest in technology and a vast collection of materials for patrons.

The New Holstein Municipal Airport has been an integral part of the community since the 1960’s. Both the paved runway, which extends to 3,600 feet, and the airport’s grass runway are attractions for pilots.

A Tax Incremental Finance District created in 1994 continues to develop with a super grocery store, a local auto dealership and a major fuel oil dealer serving the city and residents of several counties.


Tourists enjoy visiting the New Holstein Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum where artifacts, displayed in room-like settings, give the viewer an insight to life in days gone by. The Timm House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Victorian gem.

Proud of its hometown values, New Holstein has a progressive attitude. The city's motto: “Linked to the past, focused on the future.”

For more information about our community and local businesses, see the New Holstein Chamber of Commerce web site.