The German influence is hard to miss in New Braunfels. The names alone will give you a clue: places in the city like the Sophienburg Museum and the Wursthalle, center of the 10-day celebration of that German favorite – sausage, and in the surrounding countryside – Anhalt and Sangerhalle.

Over one-million visitors come to the home of the number one waterpark in the country, Schlitterbahn and other wonderful varities of recreation in and around New Braunfels include:

• Tube, swim, raft, or kayak the rivers

• Sail, boat, water ski or fish in Canyon Lake

• Fly fish in the Guadalupe River

• Search history at Sophienburg Museum

• Experience Conservation Plaza

• Enjoy more than 100 festivals a year

• Visit the local art gallery / museums

• Live music at Gruene Hall /other venues

Tourism in New Braunfels boasts an economic impact of $469 million, employs over 5,000 direct workers and supports another 2,000 employees. In 2009, the hospitality industry paid $70.3 million in direct wages and contributed over $12 million in taxes and other revenue to the City of New Braunfels.

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172 years ago today New Braunfels was founded! This photo features the historic and majestic Founder's Oak: "Prince Carl of Solms Braunfels, Commissioner General of ‘The Society for the Protection of German Immigrants of Texas,' came to the area in March 1845 and signed a deed for two leagues of land, which included Comal Springs and Founders Oak. Thus was born New Braunfels."

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Check out the latest progress (and process!) on your new, Community Recreation Center here:

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Expensive 4 year college isn't the only option after high school. -- Mike Rowe

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The District's demographer, Bob Templeton, presented an update during the February board meeting. Did you know that more than 1,600 new homes closed in Comal ISD during 2016? We can expect an increase of approximately 5,600 students during the next 5 years due to the rapid growth in our district. Find more information on the demographic report here:

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Introducing Solms Landing of New Braunfels. Shop, dine, play, stay, and reside in this upscale community now in the planning stages. More info at

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