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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.