The city of Cullman was founded by Bavarian native Johann Cullman in 1873, when he convinced 15 other German families in Ohio to move with him to new land he had purchased in Alabama. Within a few short years, thousands of German immigrants came to the newly settled town. Every year, the city of Cullman continues to celebrate its German roots with a week-long Oktoberfest celebration.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

Photos courtesy of: the City of Cullman