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New Braunfels
With German names on the street signs, summer bier gartens and the annual Wurstfest, New Braunfels blends the character of its German namesake with the charm and beauty of Texas Hill Country. Old World heritage is abundant in the Historic District of Gruene, featuring the ruins of the original Gristmill and live music at the Gruene Hall. Those in search of more modern fun can check out the Schlitterbahn waterpark, spelunk in the Natural Bridge Caverns or test the waters at Canyon Lake.

All things to do » Things to do

McKenna Children's Museum
McKenna Children's Museum
Attraction type: Children's museums
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Landa Park
Landa Park
Park that features paddleboats and train rides; great for families.
Attraction type: Parks; Bodies of water
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The Sophienburg
The Sophienburg
Owner description: Take a journey to Texas with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists. Follow them as they cross the ocean and make their way into Central Texas. Admire their courage and... more Owner description: Take a journey to Texas with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists. Follow them as they cross the ocean and make their way into Central Texas. Admire their courage and determination to establish a new colony at the edge of Indian Territory. Live their dream of freedom, adventure and prosperity. Exhibits rich in local artifacts, photographic images, maps and documents take visitors through the history and cultural heritage of New Braunfels and Comal County. The archives is one of the largest repositories of information that chronicles the German immigration movement to Texas. Its extensive collection includes more than a million photographic images, newspapers dating from 1852 to the present day, more than 2000 oral history recordings, thousands of original records, government and church records, and genealogical information. Additionally, at Sophie's Shop, you will find the finest German and European glass Christmas ornaments and traditional decorations and a large selection of history books, New Braunfels collectibles, and children's toys. less
Attraction type: Specialty museums
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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark
Owner description: Our family-owned, family-friendly park offers FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows you to bring your own picnic (no glass or alcohol please). Schlitterbahn... more Owner description: Our family-owned, family-friendly park offers FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows you to bring your own picnic (no glass or alcohol please). Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children’s water playgrounds,17 water slides, the world’s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread over 65 acres of fun! less
Attraction type: Water parks
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Comal River
Comal River
A two-mile river (the world's shortest) that offers sites for family picnics and gatherings.
Attraction type: Bodies of water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Red Oak Bakery
The Red Oak Bakery
Ranked #1 of 227 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Price: $2 - $50
Cuisines: Organic, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Alpine Haus Restaurant
Alpine Haus Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 227 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Price: $14 - $24
Cuisines: German, Austrian, Swiss
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Gristmill Restaurant
Gristmill Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 227 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Huisache Grill and Wine Bar
Huisache Grill and Wine Bar
Ranked #4 of 227 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Price:
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Naturally
Naturally
Ranked #5 of 227 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Vegetarian

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Acorn Hill Bed and Breakfast
Acorn Hill Bed and Breakfast
$100 - $150
Ranked #3 of 18 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort
2.0 of 5
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort
$47 - $330
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Sleep Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites
$94 - $212
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

WorldMark New Braunfels
3.0 of 5
WorldMark New Braunfels
$167 - $1,144
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Lamb's Rest Inn
3.0 of 5
Lamb's Rest Inn
$162 - $237
Ranked #2 of 18 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
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Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village
$157 - $325
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
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