German Heritage, Texan Hospitality
Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country
Called the Culinary Capital of the Hill Country, gorgeous Fredericksburg offers visitors a variety of flavors to tempt any palette, from old German favorites like sausage and stuffed cabbage, to sushi, Texas cuisine and barbecue; as over 60 restaurants vey for your attention, including some garnering national recognition.
In addition to flavorful cuisines, Fredericksburg offers an Old World experience, with enduring architecture and enough history to satisfy even the most detailed of history buffs; along with unique shopping, live music venues, scenic variety for all your outdoor activities, like cycling and hiking; and access to the nation's fastest growing wine region, with seven vineyards calling Gillespie County home. Sample these award-winning varietals; relax on verandas overlooking lavender fields and enjoy life at a slower pace. Willkommen to Fredericksburg!
History in the Hills
The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific War in a non-biased voice and includes artifacts from both American and Japanese troops, recovered military equipment, and a quiet place to remember those who have gone on before us. It's apropos that this national museum is located in Fredericksburg, as this is the birthplace of that war's commanding military officer, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
The LBJ State and National Parks offer a historical look at the late President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Take a guided bus tour to the Texas White House and the ranch, for insight to the man who overcame his humble beginnings to become the leader of the United States. Also at the LBJ State Park, you'll find the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farmstead depicting pioneer life in the early 1900s.
The city's architecture has also been preserved in a beautiful historic district, with over 700 historically significant structures and many part of the National Register of Historic Places. German is still spoken occasionally and old customs are regularly observed here. One of the outstanding features is the quaint Sunday House. These small homes, with their exterior staircases, were built by early German pioneers and are unique to Gillespie County.
In addition to attractions, Fredericksburg is always brimming with activity with more than 100 special events and festivals held annually. Stay overnight at any of our numerous motels/hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and RV parks. For a full listing, log onto www.fredtexlodging.com.
Here, the Great Outdoors is Greater
Enchanted Rock is a 1,643-acre state park that is home to the second largest granite dome in North America. A moderately strenuous trail leads visitors to the top for a spectacular Hill Country view; there's also camping and lots of mystic lore.
Fredericksburg lies in the top peach producing county in Texas, and during June through August, the town is filled with road side stands selling peaches and other produce.
Stop by Wildseed Farms, the nation's largest working wildflower farm, and Fredericksburg Herb Farm. And area lavender farms allow cut-your-own lavender during season.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park features an 18-hole golf course, picnic pavilions, the Live Oak Wilderness Trail, a swimming pool, an RV park and a "fishing hole."
"The Bat Tunnel" is open nightly from June through October. This abandoned railroad tunnel is home to over two million Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge each evening around dusk—it's a sight to behold!
Our Wide Hauptstrasse Beckons
Fredericksburg's Hauptstrasse offers restaurants and bakeries that feature German, Bavarian, Texan, Mexican, Chinese and Italian foods. Or is shopping more your thing? Our over 150 specialty stores offer fine apparel, home decor, kitchen wares, gift items, antiques and items crafted by many Hill Country artisans.
Experience German Heritage with Texan Hospitality In Fredericksburg, Texas.