German heritage in New Braunfels
New Braunfeld is situated in the Texan region called Hill Country.
The ‘Hill Country’ is one of the seven regions in Texas located between Austin, Fredericksburg and New Braunfels.
German immigrants came around 1845 to the region and established New Braunfeld which is still a place where German heritage is alive and combined with Texan hospitality. The name comes from Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels who was one of the founders.
Other can’t-miss attractions for a summer Texas vacation include Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resorts in New Braunfels and South Padre Island, voted #1 Waterpark in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. Web: Waterparks in Texas | Schlitterbahn New Braunfels & Galveston
Situated in downtown. The museum shows the history of the railroad in this region.
Web: The New Braunfels Railroad Museum – nbrr
Natural Bridge Caverns
In March of 1960, Orion Knox Jr., Preston Knodell, Al Brandt and Joe Cantu, four college students from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, obtained permission to explore the area that is now Natural Bridge Caverns.
Natural Bridge Caverns (NBC) has been named to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), a designation given by the U.S. Department of Interior for sites that have an important role in preserving cultural history. The designation follows an archeology excavation that was conducted last fall for NRHP consideration. A varied sample of artifacts were uncovered, including a prehistoric cooking hearth, stone tools, projectile points and charred plant remains. Several interesting tours are offered.
Web: Natural Bridge Caverns | Naturally Amazing
Wurstfest is an annual festival with German style meats and beer. The festival was established in the mid 60’s.
The festival starts on the Friday before the 1. Monday in November. Approximately 75,000 visitors from all over the world are expected each year.