Sooo...Hermann's Footprint, allegedly sculpted by some New Ulm local, has been the subject of some Youtube action. Video 1)  in which the fun effects of touching Hermann's Footprint are illustrated in a really nice tourism piece featuring New Ulm.

Video 2) in which a local artist (Jazz Jaberman) does not mind being lampooned, because he looks like Slash in a white suit and tells off the paparazzi.  Check out info on the play "Hermann the German: The Scandal the Rocked New Ulm"