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New Braunfels

Tubing down the river

Where German Heritage coexists with Texas lifestyle!

New Braunfels is a popular Texas tourist town that was founded in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels region of Germany and a group of German farmers and craftsmen.  German names can be seen on the billboards and street names throughout the city.  New Braunfels has a population of over 36,000 and is growing at a nice pace.

New Braunfels is an easy drive from major Texas cities. San Antonio is 25 miles to the south, Austin is 40 miles to the north, and Houston is 160 miles to the east.   The historic town of Gruene, Texas (which isn't actually its own town but part of New Braunfels) and Canyon Lake are only minutes away.

Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Wurstfest
Wurstfest

With the Guadulupe and Comal Rivers running through the city, visitors and the local folk enjoy a variety of water recreational activities. These activities take center stage during the summer months with the nationally known Schlitterbaun leading the way. 

Every fall the city hosts Wurstfest which is one of the largest German festivals in America.  Some of the best antique shopping can be enjoyed year around throughout the city.

Comal River
Comal River
Landa Park Train
Train at Landa Park

Landa Park should be on your “must see” list while you are visiting New Braunfels. Take a tour through the park on the miniature train.

Paddle Boats
Paddleboats for rent

Looking for a little water activity?  Jump on in.  The water is fine.  Enjoy swimming in the spring-fed pools.  Visitors also love boating and tubing on the river.  

Gazebo

Historic New Braunfels is one of thbest tourist attractions in Texas.   The Main Plaza was built in 1845.  Then the Fountain was added in 1895 to celebrate the 50th anniversary and the Bandstand was added in 1905.

Courthouse

The Comal County Courthouse, built in its beautiful Romanesque revival style, stands across from the Main Plaza.  The bell tower still rings the hour to the area.

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Gruene Market Days

Visit Historic Gruene Market Days the third weekend of every month from February to November and experience the charm of the historic community of Gruene. 

Shop among 100 gifted handcrafted artisans and craftsman for jewelry, sculpture, furniture, pottery, spices and much more.  All of their vendors are strictly juried and sell only the finest handmade products and art in Texas. 

Enjoy the Town Lighting and visit with Cowboy Kringle during our special Christmas Markets held the 1st weekend of December every year.

 

Things to do in New Braunfels:

  • Miles of river offer perfect tubing, swimming, and sunbathing. Water sports are “King” here.
  • Drive up the River Road that winds across the Guadalupe River many times for some special scenery.
  • Take a boating tour or cruise.
  • Take a walking tour of historic New Braunfels.
  • Nature watching and photography at its finest.
  • Fishing from the Guadalupe River or charter a fishing boat on Canyon Lake.
  • Shopping at the factory outlet stores and local tourist stores.
  • Shopping at the antique stores in the area are some of the best in Texas.
  • Dining at the river front or downtown restaurants. Some are well know for their German and Mexican cuisine.
  • Visit Art Centers and Museums.
  • A “must” on any visitor’s list is Landa Park, the pride of New Braunfels.  Enjoy everything from water activities to 18 holes of challenging golf.
  • Historic town of Gruene is only minutes away.
  • Canyon Lake with its 80 miles of scenic shoreline is only 30 minutes away.

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