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New Braunfels Travel Guide: 143 reviews and 243 photos

New Braunfels is in Comal County in Central Texas. You can find the town 170 miles NW of Houston, 240 miles SW of Dallas, 40 miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles south of Austin. New Braunfels is a little bit of old Germany right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. Originally founded in 1845, when Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels brought the first group of immigrants to a 1,265-acre plot of land he had purchased along the Guadalupe River. It became a successful farming and ranching area with its own abundant water. The German influence in tradition, culture and language still prominent and this area has become famous for its sausages and breads and you can dine at bier gartens and dance to oompah music. It is also known as being a popular river resort for all kinds of activities like tubing, rafting, swimming and fishing.

Other attractions include the Natural Bridge Caverns, a vast subterranean maze on ranch land about 17 miles west of the town which has been designated a U.S. Natural Landmark and the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, a 200 acre drive-through reserve where exotic animals, birds, and Texas wildlife can roam freely.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001 - 2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to New Braunfels: Dec 2000
  • Intro Updated Aug 3, 2006
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 12:54 PM

    Looks such a nice place, I love the buildings especially the bandstand.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2005 at 5:29 PM

    Mmmmm....Waco Indian. Hi Keewee, it's been a while. Nice page about one of my favorite areas in Texas. Love the Hill Country.

  • Apr 20, 2005 at 12:49 PM

    Hello, I am a German professor at the U of Wisconsin and would like your permission to use the image of the "Ya'll kommen in" billboard for educational (noncommercial) purposes. My email is mllouden@wisc.edu. Thanks, Mark L.

  • btex's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    good tips. Wurstfest sounds like fun. I'll watch out for the cannibals :) happy birthday!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2003 at 9:37 AM

    Really interesting page and place.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2003 at 8:50 AM

    Nice commentary on this unusual town slap in the middle between Austin and San Antonio.

  • joefred28's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2002 at 7:47 PM

    This is a great page, Keeveechic, I never would have thought that there would be such a beautiful place in Texas.
    Thanks for the enlightenment.
    Joe.

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