A Little German Town With A Lot of Flavor –
New Braunfels used to be considered this sleepy little German town that came alive in the summer with the help from the largest waterpark in the world, Schlitterbahn and the playground of the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. However, the sleepy little German town, is sleepy no more. With the constant cycle of tourists visiting Gruene, downtown Farmers Markets every weekend, and the central location to the Texas Hill Country, there is plenty to do year round. Authentic restaurants, antique shops, historic hotels, a downtown that has been renovated, to include bars which serve craft beers, pool halls and places to gather for Sunday football games. All this which is helping New Braunfels to appeal to the now younger crowd and young families. There is shopping, restaurants, theatre’s and even a live theatre, a beautiful family park that offers a large playground, a spring fed and Olympic size pool, ducks, paddle boards, and multiple areas to barbeque. New Braunfels has tattoo parlors, multiple grocery stores, shopping at Creekside Center, the large children’s museum that is known in the South Texas area, dedicated by the local hospital, McKenna Memorial Hospital (now known as Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels).
With it’s central location to Austin and San Antonio, it is easily accessible along Interstate 35. Also close to the Texas Hill Country if you enjoy taking daytrips.
Come try out some authentic German food and craft beer while sitting along the river and listening to some live music. New Braunfels will appeal to just about any traveler. If you plan on taking a road trip through Texas, I would highly recommend putting New Braunfels on your places to “STOP”.