Owned by the New Braunfels Conservation Society, these priceless structures have been preserved: The Baetge House, built in 1852, is a good example of fachwerk construction. Originally built 26 miles northwest of the city, the house was dismantled and rebuilt on the plaza in 1975. Furnished in Te...
(Pronounced "green") German immigrants established this village before 1850. Now, it is part of New Braunfels. Historic structures have been restored and operate as shops, restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, river outfitters, art gallery and winery. Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' oldest conti...
This city park on crystal springs at the head of the Comal River, features towering trees, spring-fed swimming pools, tubing, picnicking, boating, bicycling, hiking, golf and a miniature train. The largest springs in the state form the state's shortest river--2.5 miles.
Ferdinand Jakob Lindheimer (1801-79) was the first to classify much of native Texas flora. The house, circa 1852, displays the fachwerk construction and has many original furnishings. Open Memorial Day-Aug. 2-5 p.m. daily (except Wed.) and Sept.-April 2-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. . Admission charge. 491 C...
Children are encouraged to interact with the world of art, history, science, technology and health. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun., Labor Day-Memorial Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 801 W. San Antonio. www.mckennaki...
Housed in the 1858 Andreas Breustedt home, displays include furniture hand crafted in Texas during the 1800s, English ironstone, pewter and artifacts from the 1700s. A log cabin also features furnishings and tools. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun., Labor Day...
River camps and resorts have been popular here for years. Clear, spring-fed pools offer tubing chutes, rapids and scenic settings for family recreation. Contact the Visitor Center for information.
Several outfitters provide raft and canoe rentals, plus guided float trips on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. The Guadalupe, between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels, is famous for its rapids and clear waters. www.nbcham.org
Several roads are scenic. R.M. 32, the Devil's Backbone, northwest of Canyon Reservoir is exceptionally beautiful, as is the River Road from New Braunfels to Sattler along the Guadalupe River.
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