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. Its furnishings...
(Pronounced "green") German immigrants established this village before 1850. Now, it is part of New Braunfels. Historic structures have been restored and now operate as shops, restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, river outfitters, an art gallery and a winery. Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' old...
This city park is situated among crystal springs at the head of the Comal River. The park features towering trees, spring-fed swimming pools, tubing, picnicking, boating, bicycling, hiking and golf. The largest springs in the state (more than 8 million gallons an hour) form the state's shortest r...
Ferdinand Jakob Lindheimer (1801–79) was the first to classify much of native Texas flora. The house, circa 1852, displays the fachwerk construction German settlers adapted to Texas cedar and limestone. The home has many original furnishings. Open Memorial Day–Aug. 2–5 p.m. daily (except Wed.) an...
Children are urged to touch, question, explore, experiment and imagine; and awaken to the world of art, culture, 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...
Housed in a historic 1858 Andreas Breustedt home, displays include furniture pieces hand-crafted in Texas during the 1800s, English ironstone, pewter and other artifacts from the 1700s. A one-room log cabin also features furnishings and tools. Open Memorial Day–Labor Day 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. ...
River camps and resorts have been popular here for decades. A clear, cool spring-fed pools also offer tubing chutes, rapids and scenic settings for family recreation. Contact the Visitor Center for information.
Several New Braunfels 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. 800/572-2626. www.nbcham.org , www.watertherules.com.
Several highways 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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