German Heritage. Texas Hospitality.
Fredericksburg, Texas was founded in 1846 by German immigrants. The town boasts a population of 10,530 residents and has spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg has retained much of its German history, with many of the older buildings keeping their original German styles. In fact, the town’s original inhabitants refused to speak English and founded a new dialect called Texas German. The history of Fredericksburg is rich and the town has many exciting places to stay and things to do.
Visitors to the town can spend an evening at one of the spectacular bed and breakfasts. Many of these B&Bs are actually historic houses and buildings that have been converted into a place for visitors to stay. If a bed and breakfast is not your cup of tea, there are many hotels, and cabins as well as RV parks and campgrounds. This allows visitors to enjoy everything Fredericksburg has to offer in comfort.
Whether you are a town resident or just a visitor, there many things to do. History buffs will enjoy a day at one of the town’s historical sites, including Fort Martin Scott, Pioneer Museum Complex or they can visit the nearby Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Shopping is one of the town’s main attractions, with over 150 stores that sell a range of items from handmade jewelry, home decor, artwork and so much more. In addition to shopping, folks can enjoy a relaxing time at a spa or enjoy a round of golf.
Fredericksburg is home to many wineries that are nestled on Hwy 290 East. These wineries include dozens of different wines that will make any wine connoisseur’s day. Each separate vineyard offers different events such as tours, wine tastings or picnics. These events will allow visitors to mingle with the locals and see where some of the best wine in Texas is made.
Throughout the year, Fredericksburg has many festivities that virtually anyone can enjoy. The Gillespie County Fair has been a town treasure for the last 124 years and starts at the end of August. The fair has a slew of events including: live music, livestock exhibits, food, antique tractor shows and so much more. Among the many events to enjoy is the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival that is held in October every year. The festival will include 100 different wines from 25 wineries. Guest chefs will cook up some amazing Texas cuisines and attendees will enjoy live music all night long. Be sure to visit our Calendar of Events.
There’s truly something that everyone can enjoy. The beautiful views and rich history make it a popular destination for a romantic getaway or a family outing. German roots have stayed within Fredericksburg and still have a big influence on the city. The beautiful architecture and friendly locals make everyone feel at home. Shopping can leave a person in awe, with amazing handmade jewelry from the local artisans. The town’s many restaurants and beautiful views complete the ambiance of an old German founded town.
There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Fredericksburg area. Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are. And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. While based in Fredericksburg, you can stay as long as you want and experience an abundance of places to go and things to see and do.
Here are a couple of the possibilities:
|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