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NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

“Willkommen,” “Howdy,” “Welcome” — to the Heart of the Texas Hill Country

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Program #9051RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
“Guten Tag, Y’all!” Come witness the continuity of the Deutsch Kultur deep in the heart of Texas. Dive into 19th-century German immigrant life from restored homesteads to period furniture makers. Experience historic first churches, the railroad museum and the historic fire museum. Meet and visit with “locals” and learn what life is like in New Braunfels today and what it was like for their ancestors. Learn how the cold spring-fed rivers helped revitalize a former ghost town, and revel to the sounds of “Oompah” during a Sangerfest of song and dance.


Highlights

• In two authentic and historic German enclaves, discover settler culture such as fachwerk design, Biedermeier furniture, local wineries and samples of Bier, Wein, und sausage at a mini-“Wurstfest.”
• Hear the story of the trials and tribulations experienced by the German immigrants in the Texas frontier
• Explore the Comal Springs where Spanish settlers camped on the historic Camino Real (Mission Trail).

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles a day; stairs avoidable.

Coordinated by New Braunfels Historic Museums Association.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips

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4.9
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