“Willkommen,” “Howdy,” “Welcome” — to the Heart of the Texas Hill Country
Discover a taste of the Old World in the heart of Texas Hill Country, where you’ll explore two historic German enclaves as you learn about German immigration, culture and beer!
Rating (5)
Program No. 9051RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

“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.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking up to 1.5 miles a day; stairs avoidable.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In two authentic and historic German enclaves, discover settler culture such as fachwerk design, Biedermeier furniture and samples of Bier, Wein and 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).
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