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.
$15 nightly admission. $20 Weekend Pass. Weekend Pass must be purchased in advance. This is a TTTPA Sanctioned Event.
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A Day of Family Fun with Thomas and Friends. Take a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM. Meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Lego® Duplo® Bricks and Much More!
Come take a step back in time and witness what it was like to be a settler during the frontier days. See a real live blacksmith, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and “do your lessons” on a slate board.
The Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds are open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.
Today’s Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith’s shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was. Come visit Fort Croghan.
People love yard sales and bargains! Treasure hunters? Pickers? You have got to see this. Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square. Love bargains? Love the chase? Come to Burnet and the City-Wide Garage Sale!
Come Buy or Sell Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, Jewelry, Furniture, Tools, Electronics, Books, Clothing, Sporting Goods and Much More. There is something for Everyone!
Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.