A few weeks ago, Kyle, Lennox and I were able to get out-of-town for the weekend and have a little end of summer family getaway. We headed to New Braunfels, Texas. I have always wanted to go here, and we have tried two times before but the weather just didn’t want to cooperate. So finally, we made it down to New Braunfels, which is located in hill country, Texas – about 45 minutes South of Austin and just North of San Antonio. It’s the perfect spot for either a weekend or even week-long getaway.
“Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill country lies beautiful New Braunfels, Texas. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is over-flowing with old world heritage and small town charm.” http://innewbraunfels.com/visit/
It really is a nice change from “the city”. Although, it is a growing town, it still has a lot of history and charm. You will find a number of great German restaurants, a town square, family attractions, both the Comal and Guadalupe river and Gruene, Texas.
There is something for everyone in New Braunfels. Whether its shopping in unique gift shops and craftsman stores, finding great food, checking out the local spots, floating the rivers, or even going on a ride through safari, you can’t be bored in New Braunfels!
New Braunfels finds its German heritage from the founder, Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. He was of German decent and named the town after Solms-Braunfels, located in Germany. Ever since, New Braunfels has continued to be a German town at heart. They have many festivals throughout the year, but one of the largest ones is coming up in just a few weeks in November, Wurstfest. Wurstfest draws in many fans of New Braunfels and aligns with the cities strong German heritage for sure.
While driving around we found some neat old churches, bars, mercantiles and restaurants. More pictures to come but here are just a few!
I’ll be sharing more throughout the week about New Braunfels and all the fun things we were able to do in the area! Make sure to keep checking back this week for more information and photos from our trip to New Braunfels.
Disclaimer: I received free accommodations and admission to many things we did on our vacation from the New Braunfels CVB. All opinion are 100% my own.