New Braunfels Travel Guide
Welcome to New Braunfels!
Located only 35 mi (55 km) from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Texas, offers a variety of historical sites, small town treasures and recreational opportunities. For those wanting to explore the area's past, New Braunfels Walks are on hand, taking people through Historic Gruene, Downtown New Braunfels and the town cemeteries. There are also a number of museums in the city, including the McKenna Children's Museum and the Sophienburg Museum & Archives, which is housed inside the log fortress of Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, who founded the city in the mid-1800s. Outdoor activities abound from the city, from waterslides at Schlitterbahn Waterpark to gentle tube rides down the Guadalupe and Comal rivers to day trips to Canyon Lake. To access the Comal River, a gentle 2.5 mi (4 km) waterway, people can use Landa Falls or Prince Solms Park and Tube Chute. New Braunfels celebrates its heritage each year with Wurstfest (November), a 10-day salute to the sausage and German culture.
In addition to an Arboretum, Landa Park features a miniature train that offers views of the 196-acre natural surroundings and glass bottom boat rides on the Comal River.
Hotels & Motels
The Gruene Mansion Inn boasts 31 private rooms scattered throughout the property, including in the main house, several barns, the carriage house and the corn crib.
Take a guided walking tour of New Braunfels, historic Gruene and the local cemeteries with New Braunfels Walks.