Keller Williams Heritage
888 Landa Street
New Braunfels TX 78130
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce: Click here
City of New Braunfels, TX: Click here
Parks & Recreation:Click here
New Braunfels, TX is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in the State of Texas. It is the seat of Comal County and is a principle city of the San Antonio, New Braunfels, area. The city's population was 66,394 the 2014 Census. The population changed since 2000 + 81.9 percent.
New Braunfels History:
New Braunfels was founded on March 21, 1845, Nicolaus Zink under the leadership of Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, led a German immigrant wagon train up the Guadalupe River. Zink's command arrived at the site that was to become New Braunfels on the east bank of Comal Creek. From December 1844 to March 1845 Zink supervised the move of approximately half the German immigrants bound for New Braunfels. Zink platted town and farm lots and supervised construction an area to protect the immigrants against allegedly cannibalistic Indians. Prince Solms prepared a more permanent fort and headquarters for the immigrant association, the Sophienburg. By summer the settlers numbered around 400, the community had been incorporated under the name of Prince Solms's estate on the Lahn River in western Germany, Braunfels. By 1850, New Braunfels was the fourth largest city in Texas.
For more New Braunfels history go to the Sophienburg Museum site at http://www.sophienburg.com/
Activities & Attractions:
You're never short on things to do in New Braunfels, Texas!
The City of New Braunfels is a fantastic tourist location it is home to a very well known water park and is thought of as the best water park in the country, Schlitterbahn, offering many acres of family fun along the Comal River. Many high tech rides, surfing, hot tubs & they allow picnics. Lots of water recreation in one location including, the Texas Ski Ranch which has wake boarding on Texas’ only cabled lake system. A fantastic aray of recreations are available because of the many rivers and lakes in and around New Braunfels, they are popular for tubing, swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fly fishing. New Braunfels Hill Country is a paradise with two very beautiful rivers flowing through this city full of history this city is a must see. Canyon Lake rounds out the complement of water recreations with sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing.
New Braunfels has a quaint small town feel with events through out the year in the downtown square and many other locations. Check out the Chamber of Commerce site for events and the parks and Recreation site noted above for upcoming events. From the Wurstfest, Christmas Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Tour of Homes, Gruene Christmas Market Days, Wassalifest, Parade of Lights, Caroling on the Plaza, Comal Country Music Show, Christmas showcase of Arts & Crafts, Weihnachtsmarkt, Gruene Town Lighting, Photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist plus much more.. Along with all of this we have a wide selection of live music all around this area! This area shows its TEXAS PRIDE very well !
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