New Braunfels Culture and Heritage Brochure

Founded by a German prince in 1845, New Braunfels maintains deep ties to its cultural heritage. Many streets and businesses are named after the founding families, and throughout the year you will find festivals and events which flaunt the Alpine flair. The biggest of these is the annual Wurstfest celebration, which is a 10-day celebration of sausages, beer, polka and outright German-flavored fun!

But New Braunfels is also deep in the heart of Texas, and you’ll know it the moment you arrive. Stetsons, boots and delicious chili dominate the downtown and our annual Comal County Fair boasts a popular stock show and parade. Country music is a staple, with nearby Gruene Hall serving as a venue for many of today’s up and comers, as well as legendary stars. Shine up your boots, grab your sweetie, and come down for a truly unique time in New Braunfels.