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. Austin is 40 miles to the north, San Antonio is 25 miles to the south, and Houston is 160 miles to the east. The historic town of Gruene, Texas and Canyon Lake are only minutes away.
With the Comal and Guadulupe 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.
Train at Landa Park
Landa Park should be on your must see list while you are visiting. Take a tour through the park on the miniature train.
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.
Looking for a River Tubing Outfitter? Tube Haus
Guadalupe River Tubing
Tubing on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels in Canyon Lake, Texas, on the famous "Horseshoe Loop". SHORT and LONG floats, (New Braunfels River Rules do not apply). Parking and one shuttle included with tube rental (Website Coupons), lodging and camping nearby. 830-964-3011 Open Daily.
Want to play a little golf?
Choose between playing miniature golf or the challenging Landa Park 18-hole golf course.
Historic New Braunfels is one of the top 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 announces the hour to the area.
Brauntex Theatre - Live Theatre
The Brauntex Theatre is offering an expanded scope of programs which are artistic and very entertaining. This series was designed to expose patrons to many areas of the arts with events for the entire family.
Looking for a Retreat or Conference Center?
T Bar M Hotel & Conference Center
This retreat and conference center in New Braunfels has swimming, a sports complex, tennis programs, walking, jogging, and biking. There are several kinds of lodging available.
, Canyon Lake Retreats
Welcome to our quiet Lake retreat. For Winter Texans or family vacations consider our lake front hide-away. We are centrally located near Austin, San Antonio, and New Braunfels. Swim, boat, or ski on Canyon Lake, tube on the Guadalupe River, or shop in historic Gruene, New Braunfels, or San Marcos.
. Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals
This first-class RV resort has over 30 furnished cottages and cabins that sleep up to 10 people each. Great location near IH35 & local attractions. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Amenities galore! Families, Groups/Reunions & Winter Texans welcome!
Stay in a Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn in the Area...
The Hunter Road Stagecoach Stop
Lovingly restored, this historic inn will enchant you with its ambiance of warmth, comfort, and style in rooms furnished with primitives befitting the era.
. Acorn Hill Bed & Breakfast
This delightful B&B specializes in weekend getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries. Just minutes from the Guadalupe River, downtown Gruene, and historic New Braunfels. An old log schoolhouse and three romantic cottages add to the enjoyment of this B&B.
.. Historic Kuebler Waldrip Haus
This historic 1847 B&B has a total of 3 buildings. It has 11 bedrooms, each with its private bath. Perfect for family reunions, vacations, getaways, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, business meetings, girls' night out, retreats, etc. Located near River Road and all the attractions in New Braunfels.
. Gruene River Inn
Built in 2001, Gruene River Inn is one of the newest accommodations in the New Braunfels - Gruene communities. It is a one of a kind location, 100 feet above the Guadalupe River, which gives guests panoramic views that are unmatched in the area.
. Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast - Canyon Lake
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond into beautiful Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to yourself. Close to Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.
... Prince Solms Inn B&B - New Braunfels, Texas
This historic bed and Breakfast is situated just three-quarters of one mile from the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and three blocks from the Comal River.
. .. Antoinette's Cottage Bed & Breakfast
A charming small inn in the heart of beautiful downtown Gruene. The oldest house in Gruene has four rooms of distinction, beautiful gardens and a lovely porch, claw foot tubs, and ceiling fans. The entire house is available for large parties or extended stays.
Other Great Lodging While Enjoying the Area...
Hill Country Living Vacation House
This lake house is 100 feet up the hill from the water and has access to Canyon Lake. It is within minutes of tubing on the Guadalupe River, Historic Gruene, New Braunfels and more tourist attractions. A park and pool are around the corner.
. . Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals
This first-class RV resort has furnished cottages and cabins that sleep up to 10 people each. Great location near IH35 & local attractions. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Amenities galore! Families, Groups/Reunions & Winter Texans welcome!
. The River House on the Guadalupe
The Guadalupe River goes right by the back yard of this delightful house, and Canyon Lake is close, too. Great tubing, rafting, canoeing, swimming and wading. Fishing is good, too. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Great views! In Canyon Lake, Texas.
Rent or Buy a Park Model Rv for a Vacation Home...
Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals
New Braunfels dealer for a park model manufacturer Athens Park Homes, offering park model cottages and cabins for sale for placement in the Hill Country RV Resort. Buy a cottage for your own use, and make money on it as a rental while you are away.
Looking for Real Estate in the Area?
New Braunfels Homes for Sale - New Braunfels Real Estate
This comprehensive website allows you to browse the entire Central Texas MLS and the San Antonio MLS without registering. Looking to sell your house, then request a FREE Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Don't forget to check out their New Braunfels blog...
Texas Lake Houses For Sale / Real Estate
Lake McQueeney Homes
Canyon Lake Waterfront
Tourist Attractions in the New Braunfels Area:
- Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas' largest caverns. Located west of New Braunfels, Texas.
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Take a safari drive thru Texas style. Located west of New Braunfels, Texas.
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort
America's most favorite waterpark resort in New Braunfels.
One of the biggest festivals in the United States during November. It is a salute to the sausage making industry.
- Canyon Lake
- Touring Texas
This web site provides tourist information for the state of Texas with links to over 100 cities and towns throughout Texas.
- Wonder World Park - San Marcos, Texas
The most visited cave in Texas.
- Seaworld Adventure Park - San Antonio
Amusement rides, water rides and fun, shows with dolphins, whales and sea lions, and much more.
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas - San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with a full line-up of rides, shows, and family-fun entertainment.
- McKenna Children's Museum
18,000 square feet of family fun including a rocketship with a moon landing.
City of New Braunfels
New Braunfels Herald Zeitung
Radio New Braunfels - 92.1 - KNBT-FM
Landa Park Golf Course - 18 holes
Sundance Golf Course - 18 holes
Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club
T Bar M Ranch
Play a match on one of their 10 outdoor tennis hard-courts or reserve one of their two indoor hard-courts. Tennis camps, leagues, and lessons are available to the guests.
River Rafting Outfitters:
Lazy L&L Campgrounds & Toobing
Mountain Breeze River OutfittersThey have rafts, tubes, canoes, and a shuttle to take care of your every need. Ask about getting your personal "Frequent Tuber Card." Museums:
Sophienburg Museum and Archives
401 W. Coll Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Alamo Classic Car Museum6401 S. Interstate 35
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Museum of Texas Handmade FurnitureHistoric Breustedt - Dillen House
1370 Church Hill Dr.
Off Highway 337, exit 189
Shopping:Bargain Hunters love to shop in this factory outlet mall
New Braunfel's Marketplace
with about 50 different stores. Take exit 188 on IH-35.
Garden RidgeTake IH-35 South 9 miles to find a shopping bananza from
pottery to crafts. Plan on staying at least two hours.
You will not be able to see everything in less time.
Railroad Depot and Museum (Circa 1890)
The International & Great Northern Railroad operated the passenger and freight depot until it was closed in 1982. The Historic Railroad & Modelers Society restored the building and has their museum open to the public.
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 visitors 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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