The pristine valley where the sparkling Comal River mingles with the steady waters of the Guadalupe has served as an oasis and rendezvous point for thousands of years. The city itself, founded by a German prince, has stood sentinel here since 1845. New Braunfels is a beacon for thrill-seekers, artists, families, and snowbirds alike.
As we draw closer to March 2020, the air crackles with excitement. Known far and wide for their love of a good party, the people of New Braunfels are set to celebrate the 175th anniversary of their fair city’s founding.
Festivities for the quarto septennial include fireworks, a trail ride, a parade, and a gala to honor the industrious founders of this jewel of the Texas Hill Country. City officials will be holding a special ceremony to open a time capsule that was laid 50 years ago to mark the 125th anniversary.
Sharing in this momentous milestone is the historic First Protestant Church of New Braunfels, which has served and grown alongside the people of this community since day one.
A City With Something for Everyone
Beyond the 175th celebrations, New Braunfels offers enjoyment for all tastes. The city is flush with unique shops, cafes, and attractions. Treasure-hunters will love the antique shops and boutiques. History buffs are welcome to schedule a walking tour — or take a self-guided tour — to complement visits to our numerous historical and cultural museums.
Make a day of it with a winery or craft beer tour, hit our PGA-rated Landa Park Golf Course, or dance to the beat at the oldest continuously-running dance hall in Texas. It’s all up to you!
For the family, New Braunfels offers activities such as bowling, outdoor movies, lush public parks, and an exciting hands-on children’s museum. Or hop in the family car for an at-your-pace trip through the Natural Bridge Caverns Wildlife Ranch, where more than 500 exotic creatures make their home on 450 acres of beautiful Hill Country terrain.
Make a Splash
If there’s one thing New Braunfels is known for far-and-wide, it’s ample amounts of water recreation. Whether you prefer to fish, float, kayak or swim, our two stunning rivers offer ample opportunity for relaxation. The Guadalupe River is one of the best trout-fishing spots in the country!
Of course, New Braunfels is also home to Schlitterbahn Water Park & Resort, America’s top-rated water park. The entire family will find refreshing fun exploring 51 fun-filled water attractions spread over 70 acres. Nearby, Texas Ski Ranch offers a thrill a minute, with wakeboarding, skateboarding, water skiing, and paintball — plus a 15,000-square-foot. trampoline park!
Visit www.PlayInNewBraunfels.com and gather up the family, because adventure awaits… in New Braunfels!