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Region: Luckenbach, Texas

Luckenbach

You’re Somebody at Luckenbach

If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of big cities, then Luckenbach is your perfect getaway.

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.

Hill Country Day Trippin’

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/AttractionMilesApproximate Drive Time
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Luckenbach Texas10 miles13 minDirections
Kerrville24 miles28 minDirections
Mason39 miles42 minDirections
Johnson City30 miles31 minDirections
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site19 miles23 minDirections
Comfort23 miles24 minDirections
Boerne39 miles40 minDirections
Bandera49 miles52 minDirections
Marble Falls54 miles54 minDirections
Lake LBJ61 miles1 hr 4 minDirections
Horseshoe Bay58 miles59 minDirections
Llano39 miles40 minDirections
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area18 miles23 minDirections
The Alamo (San Antonio)70 miles1 hr 11 minDirections
Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels)75 miles1 hr 26 minDirections
Sea World (San Antonio)69 miles1 hr 9 minDirections
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)55 miles53 minDirections
River Walk (San Antonio)70 miles1 hr 9 minDirections

Source: Google Maps

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