• Tais Santos

This is New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels is a city located in Comal and Guadalupe counties in the state of Texas. According to the 2019 data, the estimated population is 90,209. It is the seat of Comal County and renowned for its German-Texas heritage. The New Braunfels has recognized as the 3rd rapidly growing city in the United States.

The Hill Country city has mostly recognized for its old-world charm. New Braunfels offers you to experience the old and new converge. It begins from well-preserved historic homes and buildings to reflect the German heritage to a first-rate waterpark, museums and wineries.


The history of New Braunfels dates back to 1845. The city was established by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, a Commissioner General of the Mainzer Adelsverein, Germany. He had purchased the 1,265 acres of Veramendi land from Garza family for $1,111 to build the town.

Prince Carl has named the town as New Braunfels in view of honouring his home. The unique German urban plan has distinguished the New Braunfels from other cities of Texas, and it is still evident to date.

Things to Do and Attractions

New Braunfels is a splendid city where you can experience the old blended with new. The town itself is unique as the history will make you feel to walk back in time to 1800s. The charming small-town offers you an array of attractions, activities and entertainment.

Gruene Historic District

Gruene is a notable historical area located in New Braunfels with its own unique shops, restaurants and old-fashioned country music. The most prominent attraction is the Gruene Hall, the longest and unceasingly operating dance hall in Texas.

Landa Park

Landa Park has established in 1898 and has been a popular tourist attraction ever since. The park has recreational activities to cater to all generations. Large swimming pools, paddle boats, scenic picnic area, golf courses, tennis courts and hiking trails have spread across the 51 acres for you to explore.

Comal River

Comal River is one of the main tourist attractions in New Braunfels. The river provides most of its water to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark which spread across 70 acres of adventures and fun activities with families, and eventually merge with Guadalupe River.

The Downtown of New Braunfels

The downtown of New Braunfels is a must to explore. Why? Because you will never get bored. The mix of gorgeous historic buildings, residential homes, restaurants, interesting shops, museums and sites have a lot to offer for your eyes and mind.

You will find the oldest Texas bakery, Naegelin and Henne, the oldest Texas hardware store. Isn’t it interesting to explore the city?

The other popular attractions include:

  • Natural Bridge Caverns – explore prehistoric dinosaur tracks

  • Canyon Lake – fun-filled outdoor activities for the entire family along with observing stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations from 180ft beneath the ground

  • Sophienburg Museum - limestone-walled museum rich with town’s history and artefacts

  • Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo – Initially commenced as a snake farm and presently operates as a zoo as well with 500 rescued animals

Consist of numerous attractions and things to do, San Marcos and New Braunfels in Texas are worth more than a ‘day trip’ destination. Take a few days away and enjoy your time with your loved ones while savouring the attractions and treasuring what these cities have to offer you.

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