New Braunfels is a treasure of the Texas Hill Country

Here you will find both natural and man-made recreational attractions, a year-round schedule of interesting events, and great places to stay, such as bed and breakfasts, condos, and resorts.


  • The Comal River, located near Historic Downtown New Braunfels, is perfect for an easy going day of “tubing.”
  • Rafting and canoeing enthusiasts take to the Guadalupe River, with its whitewater excitement.
  • Schlitterbahn, the world-famous water park.
  • Outside of New Braunfels you will find Canyon Lake, Lake Dunlap, and Lake McQueeney.

History Comes Alive

  • History buffs can find plenty to see and do here.
  • New Braunfels, a town settled by German immigrants in 1845, has guarded and preserved much of its history.
  • The Sophienburg Museum has historical exhibits and knowledgeable hosts that can answer your questions.
  • In Historic Downtown New Braunfels, many buildings have been restored and inhabited by restaurants, coffeehouses, and shops.
  • Walk around downtown and the surrounding older neighborhoods, and you can see historic landmark houses, along with other beautiful houses that homeowners have restored.

Music Lovers

  • Music lovers will want to see the historic town of Gruene, and the world-famous Gruene Hall, where artists such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, and Hal Ketchum performed in the early stages of their career.
  • Gruene Hall features top name entertainment, especially in the Country and Americana genres.
  • New Braunfels has been emerging as a music town over the past decade, thanks to Gruene Hall and the local radio station KNBT 92.1 FM, which has been rated the number one Americana station in recent years.
  • Around town you can find several bars, taverns, and even restaurants that feature excellent live entertainment.