About New Braunfels Texas
New Braunfels, Texas is named after Braunfels, Germany, meaning “brown rock.” There is a substantial number of German Texan’s in New Braunfels. Throughout the 19th century New Braunfels was often spelled Neu-Braunfels. Wurstfest, meaning “sausage festival”, is a festival New Braunfels holds every November. The town also celebrates Wassailfest every year around December in the historic downtown.
- Population: 60,761
- Elevation: 630 ft
- Wurstfest is a huge festival held every year in November.
- It is the home of the original Sclitterbahn WaterPark Resort.
- Landa Park is a must see attraction while visiting.
New Braunfels Attractions
The cold-spring Rivers that run through the city attract a large number of tourists in the summer months. Many tourists and residents enjoy New Braunfels for tubing down the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. The original Sclitterbahn WaterPark Resort is located in New Braunfels. Another big attraction to the New Braunfels area is the Ernest Eikel Skate Park.
Many residents and tourists enjoy dining at Bier Gardens and dancing to oompah music. Not only do people enjoy dining, but enjoy shopping as well. New Braunfels has some of the best antique shopping year round.
Landa Park is another must see attraction to New Braunfels. Giant Ancient Oak Trees line the park, shading the area. Enjoy picnics under these giant trees. Trails provide opportunities to enjoy flora and fauna through walking, hiking, and jogging. For those who do not want to walk climb aboard a miniature train that takes you around the 51 acre park. Some other activities around the park include playgrounds, miniature golf, a fishing pier, a wading pool, horseshoe pits, pavilions, and sand volleyball courts.
Two great singer, songwriters, storey teller,s and bangos. You won’t be disappointed. Follow the links, listen to the music, then reserve your table. You know the food will be good.
December 10, 2013 – Dan finished his latest tour and makes plans for recording his seventh major album in San Francisco with Scott Mickelson, and finishing his memoir for release in 2014, with author J. Alex Greenwood.
July 10, 2014 – Dan finishes Perfect Word. Perfect Beat. and ushers in the era of The Wonder Thrills.
September 6, 2014 Dan joins Mickelson on The Turtle Restaurant Patio
In 2013, San Francisco artist/producer Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work. “Scott Mickelson will shatter your idea of what an ‘American banjo guy” is supposed to sound like. His voice draws comparisons to Eddie Vedder, his banjo work to Keith Richards, and his songs tell deep, timeless stories.”
The Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
“Prolific songwriters Scott Mickelson and Dan Coyle left listeners laughing, crying and all around elated here at the center of the universe. Wow. Thank you!”
Free with purchase of drink and food. Please make reservations 325-646-8200