Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill country lies beautiful New Braunfels. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is overflowing with old world heritage and small town charm. Come visit our city with a Walking Tour, take in our great New Braunfels Museums, Historic Districts in New Braunfels, and Performing Arts in New Braunfels.
Experience a mix of quaint architecture and modern fashion while exploring the shopping scene in downtown New Braunfels, relax in the Gruene Historical District, or join in on any of Greater New Braunfels Activities and exciting events.
Live Music Can’t Be Beat – The nights come alive with live music in New Braunfels, where you will find a variety of concerts happening every day of the week throughout the city, and in nearby Gruene. Check out our live music blog to keep up on the latest happenings.
Award-Winning Farmers Market – The cooler months are a perfect time to visit the New Braunfels Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine! Each market features live music, fresh produce, and hand-crafted gifts from vendors local to Comal County.
Festival Season is Here! – Our fair city comes alive with numerous celebrations during the fall and winter months. Kicking things off in September is the Comal County Fair and Parade, featuring down-home county fair nostalgia, a stock show and rodeo. The Gruene Music and Wine Festival dominates one fun-filled weekend in October, with proceeds benefitting United Way of Comal County. November means it’s time for our annual 10-day salute to sausage – Wurstfest! Thousands of visitors come from all over the globe to share in the food, music, shopping and fun. New Braunfels also gets a jump on the holiday season with unique gift shopping at Weihnachtsmarkt and the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting. We round out the year with good cheer including a visit from St. Nicolas, our Wassailfest street festival, locally crafted gifts from Gruene Christmas Market Days and finally the Gruene Town Lighting.
Stay and Play – People tend to have so much fun here, that visits usually include plans to reserve a hotel in New Braunfels. We offer thousands of rooms for business travelers, tourists and winter Texans. Accommodations of all sorts are available, from quaint B&Bs to posh resorts, historic hotels, and major international chain hotels. We also have a fine stockade of campgrounds and RV parks for those seeking a more rustic slumber. There’s room for everyone here!
Hill Country Craft Beer Trail – The Craft Beer Trail takes you on a beautiful journey through the Hill Country, full of river crossings, fields of wildflowers, and steep rolling hills. Trail options range from close-by to as far away as Fredericksburg. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the Hill Country’s most notable scenic attractions, such as legendary Luckenbach, TX, and the steep hills of the “Devil’s Backbone” on historic – and supposedly haunted – FM32. Once you make your way home to New Braunfels, we suggest an evening at one our three breweries and watching the sun set over the Comal River with a fresh, local beer. Book your trip today!
Star and Stripes Drive-in
Catch a movie and make holiday memories with a magical night at the Stars and Stripes Drive-in Theatre. Click here to find upcoming events and theatrical releases.
Christmas in the Caverns
On select nights throughout the Christmas season, Natural Bridge Caverns will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. The park will feature Caroling in the Caverns, along with several above-ground Christmas attractions. Fill your nights with the joy of the season in the Texas Hill Country.
Guadalupe River Trout Stocking and Fishing
Trout will be stocked at Guadalupe Park, Whitewater Sports, Rio Guadalupe/bridge crossing in Sattler, Third Crossing, and Camp Huaco Springs.
Many camps and resorts in this area offer river access to paying guests. Free public fishing access is provided at the following locations:
Year-round: Guadalupe Park, operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers
December 2, 2016 – March 12, 2017: Free access available for trout anglers at Camp Huaco Springs.
December 2, 2016 – April 16, 2017: Free access at Mountain Breeze Campground.
December 2, 2016 – May 2, 2017: Free access at Rio Guadalupe Resort and Whitewater Sports.
Texas Ski Ranch Snow Park – The TSR Snow Park is the newest edition to the Texas Ski Ranch 70-acre action sports complex. With tubing, snowboarding and a terrain park there is truly something for everyone to try. We offer lessons, host awesome birthday parties and most importantly prepare you and your family for your trip to the mountains!
When in town, be sure to check out the New Braunfels Visitor Center at 237 IH 35 N for maps, brochures and information on local attractions. They’re open seven days a week, and love to welcome visitors to our great city!