You’re Somebody at Luckenbach
This small community 13 miles from Fredericksburg in southeastern Gillespie County still has a ghost town feel, thanks to its tiny population of three and strong western influence.
It’s a must stop during your trip to the Texas Hill Country, if only to travel back in time, enjoy their local beer, Altstadt, watch roosters run around, and indulge yourself in beautiful country music.
Music is the cornerstone of this unique little town. It even holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of guitar players playing at once for more than five minutes – 1,868 in total! And the world record song played was of course the famous song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) which perfectly captures the simplicity of living in this rustic place.
This authentic Texan community is complete with a working saloon, a dance hall that still hosts music events and private parties like weddings on weekends, and a general merchandise store that turned into a souvenir shop that sells unique items bearing Luckenbach’s motto: “Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach”
It’s best to visit on weekends when Luckenbach comes alive with singers, songwriters and musicians gathering to relive the glorious days of country music. You can also find camping spots near the creek if you prefer to stay the night.
Diehard Texan or not, you’ll feel like somebody here. Go ahead and put on your cowboy hat, grab your guitar and enjoy the quiet charm of Luckenbach.
To help you plan day trips to and from Luckenbach (actually Fredericksburg), please look through our complete list of nearby cities and things to do:
|City/Attraction||Miles||Approximate Drive Time|
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|Luckenbach Texas||10 miles||13 min||Directions|
|Kerrville||24 miles||28 min||Directions|
|Mason||39 miles||42 min||Directions|
|Johnson City||30 miles||31 min||Directions|
|Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site||19 miles||23 min||Directions|
|Comfort||23 miles||24 min||Directions|
|Boerne||39 miles||40 min||Directions|
|Bandera||49 miles||52 min||Directions|
|Marble Falls||54 miles||54 min||Directions|
|Lake LBJ||61 miles||1 hr 4 min||Directions|
|Horseshoe Bay||58 miles||59 min||Directions|
|Llano||39 miles||40 min||Directions|
|Enchanted Rock State Natural Area||18 miles||23 min||Directions|
|The Alamo (San Antonio)||70 miles||1 hr 11 min||Directions|
|Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels)||75 miles||1 hr 26 min||Directions|
|Sea World (San Antonio)||69 miles||1 hr 9 min||Directions|
|Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)||55 miles||53 min||Directions|
|River Walk (San Antonio)||70 miles||1 hr 9 min||Directions|
Source: Google Maps