Experience the magic of a Hill Country Christmas in Fredericksburg, Texas!
Gesegnete Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr!
Upcoming Events in Fredericksburg, Texas
Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!
Gesegnete Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr! A blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Es ist Weihnachten. Experience the magic of a Hill Country Christmas in Fredericksburg, Texas! ART, MUSIC, GERMAN HERITAGE, TEXAS WINE! We invite you to spend a colorful, cultural... joyous weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas, during the holiday season! Celebrate tradition!
An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much to do and see in our historic town! Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant art and live music scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your guide to the Texas Hill Country Adventures of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the travel information necessary to plan a rich and exciting holiday vacation or weekend getaway. Get some big inspiration and enjoy the BEST things in LIFE... family and friends! The Hill Country's waiting for you! Fredericksburg has everything you need for an exciting adventure filled stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Make a toast and CELEBRATE together! Ein Prosit!
Escape from the CITY and Kick back in the Texas Hill Country! Reset your life, and click on EASY! There's so much To Do and see in our historic town during the Holiday Season! Wine, Art, Music, A View from the Top of Enchanted Rock, a feast for your soul is waiting for you in the beautiful hills of central Texas.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey
Fredericksburg, Texas, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country is a TEXAS MUSIC DESTINATION! Catch the BEAT! Have you ever wanted to Boot Scoot across the hardwood floor of a Texas Historic Dance Hall? Well, pack your Boots and Stetson because Fredericksburg, Texas has THREE Historic Dance Halls: Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale. Downtown, in the historic shopping districts, you'll discover a lively mix of musical genres Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander... get ready for Texas Summer Nights with FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping... out on the dancefloor boot scootin' the night away "deep in the heart of Texas!"
Rockbox Theater - There's always something Magical Happening at the Rockbox Theater in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Tx. Rockbox Theater is a professionally cast live-music venue that keeps Fredericksburg, Tx and the whole Texas Hill Country Rockin' late on Weekend Nights! Family Entertainment, Live music, Bands, Tribute Shows, Magic and so much more!
CRAZY 'BOUT CHRISTMAS
Deck the-Halls-Ring out the good cheer! Christmas is here! Join us for a magical, musical extravaganza of everything the season is about-from Nutcrackers to Christmas Elves-Rock and Roll to the hallowed Christmas Carols everyone knows and loves. Bring the kids-bring Grandma and Grandpa-there's celebration for all 'cause at the Rockbox, we're crazy 'bout Christmas! - a Tony Gloria Production
Friday, November 27, 8pm
Saturday, November 28, 4 and 8pm
Friday, December 4, 8pm
Saturday, December 5, 4 and 8pm
Friday, December 11, 8pm
Saturday, December 12, 4 and 8pm
Friday, December 18, 8pm
Saturday, December 19, 4 and 8pm
Sunday, December 20, 3pm
Tuesday, December 22, 8pm
Wednesday, December 23, 8pm
Thursday, December 24, 4pm
Located at 109 N Llano Street, just off Main Street in the Historic Main Street Shopping District. For More information and to order tickets online visit: www.rockboxtheater.com
November 27th - Lighting of the Fredericksburg, Tx Community Christmas Tree at Marktplatz. Begin the Christmas Season at this illuminated Yuletide celebration. Santa Claus will be our special guest and there will be free hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. Enjoy beautiful Christmas music and delight in the excitement and Spirit of the season… experience that magical moment when the darkness of the night is suddenly illuminated by the lighting of the Community Tree. It’s AMAZING! Each child under 12 will receive a ticket for a special drawing and the winner will pull the switch that lights up all of Marktplatz! An inspirational celebration for the whole family! Won’t you join us at 7pm… feel the Magic!
November 27, 2015 - January 2, 2015 "Eisbahn" (ice rink in German) returns to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, for the 11th year. Enjoy outdoor ice-skating on real ice in the Texas Hill Country! Open daily from the Friday after Thanksgiving through the New Years' weekend.
$10.00 Come-and-go all-day pass
Includes skate rental
Open Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm
Open Sundays 1 pm to 8 pm
Monday - Friday before school is out for Christmas break: 4 pm to 8 pm (10pm on Fridays) Monday - Friday after school is out for Christmas break: 10am to 10pm.
Closed the Day before Christmas (Christmas Eve) and also Closed Christmas Day
Open New Years Eve and New Years Day
For more information visit: www.skateinfred.com
November 27 - December 20, 2015 (weekends only) - Cut your own fresh Christmas tree at St. Nick’s Farm. Grab a saw and begin your search for your family’s perfect Tannenbaum… Select from Pine, Blue Arizona Cypress and Leyland Cypress. Fresh garland and wreaths, also available! Fill your home with the incredible scent of a FRESHLY cut Christmas tree! Enjoy hot chocolate, gourmet coffee or tea and free popcorn and candy for the kids while you explore St. Nick’s Farm. $5.50 per foot. Open weekends only through December 20, 2015. Open Thanksgiving weekend Friday - Sunday, 11am to 5:30pm. Located at 12638 N State Hwy 16 near Willow City. www.texaschristmastrees.net
November 28th, 2015, 10am to 3pm. Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site -Texas Parks and Wildlifeâ€‹ and the The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead near LBJ Ranchâ€‹ invite you to a holiday party at the park. The Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions is a wonderful experience for the whole family! Activities begin Saturday morning at 10am, starting at the Visitor Center. Bring your family and friends and prepare to feel the spirit of the Holiday Season. Children will receive a wooden gingerbread ornament to decorate... a special gift to take home for their own Christmas tree.
The park is located 16 miles east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290. For more information visit the park website at www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson, or call 830-644-2252.
November 28, 2015 - Thanksgiving Dance at Luckenbach Texas - Boot Scoot away all the pumpkin pie you ate on Thanksgiving Day in the historic Luckenbach Dance Hall. Music by Roger Creager and The Bluewater Highway Band. Tickets available online. www.luckenbachtexas.com
December 4, 2015, Light the Night Christmas Parade and Afterglow
Afterglow, a family celebration including Christmas shopping, local food and drink, and children’s activities from 3 pm - 10 pm at Marktplatz.
Lighted Night Parade on Main Street at 6:30 pm.
Amazing Christmas Parade down Main Street! More than 130 entries, including bands, floats, animals and more, are expected to take part in this spectacular illuminated Christmas Parade! Floats, all aglow with lights and laughter, make their way down Main Street in historic Fredericksburg, Texas! Beautiful and Inspirational, the “Lighted Night Parade" begins right after sunset! Come share the Season with our community… you will FEEL the GLOW! Bleacher seating is available, and tickets may be purchased at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, 830.997.6523. www.lightthenightchristmasparade.com
December 4 - 20, 2015 Holiday Wine Trail “Christmas Wine Affair” 2015
Tis the SEASON to be JOLLY… a chill in the air, the hustle and bustle, baking, wrapping, fireplaces, and TEXAS WINE! Hill Country Vineyards and tasting rooms are decorated for the season, Christmas Wine is warming… Have Some Holiday Wine Fun, Texas Style! Enjoy Christmas Caroling, Delicious Treats, a Warm Fireside and a Glass of your favorite Texas Wine! This is a self-guided wine trail to 36 participating wineries. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. www.texaswinetrail.com
Fredericksburg, Texas, is a wonderful walking and bike riding town, especially during the holidays when homes are adorned with the fabulous lights and decorations of the holiday season. You can rent bikes at Hill Country Bicycle Works, but be sure to reserve them in advance, especially on weekends. Hill Country Bicycle Works also has maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! You can also rent bicycles and reserve a Wine Tour by Bicycle at Jack & Adam's Bicycles Fredericksburg, our NEW full service bicycle shop located at 206 South Lincoln Street.
Share the Treasures of the Texas Hill Country with your children! Winter weather in the Texas Hill Country makes kids want to go out and play! Explore the GREAT outdoors! Why not start with a climb to the top of Enchanted Rock for a TEXAS SIZE VIEW that will make you crow, "God Bless Texas!"
If you're a WINE lover the The Fredericksburg Wine Country Trail is the ultimate Texas Wine Tasting Experience! (Hint: make reservations with a Wine Tour Service... so you can relax and enjoy the company of your friends while discovering the NEW TEXAS GOLD!) Here's to more Texas Wine Adventures!
MSN’s "101 Best Wineries in America”
#87 - Mcpherson Cellars - (Find McPherson Cellars in Fredericksburg, Texas at 4.0 Cellars)
#93 - Becker Vineyards
It's a fine time to climb Enchanted Rock... when the sky is that deep-TEXAS-blue and the weather is warm... it's MAGICAL up there! And, the view from the TOP is TEXAS FOREVER! Standing there in the clouds, looking out over the beauty blazing below, you'll instantly understand why it's called the "Enchanted" Rock! Be sure to call before you drive! The park sometimes fills to capacity on weekends during peak season and on holidays! Enchanted Rock is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965. (Remember Texas Summer weather can be brutal! The best time to climb Enchanted Rock during the summer months is early in the morning or late afternoon. Your canine friend, if leashed, is welcome at Enchanted Rock, but test the granite surface with your bare hand before you climb with your dog... the surface temperature in the heat of the day can BLISTER your dog's paws!)
DESTINATION LIVE MUSIC! Whatever genre soothes your soul, get's you out on the dance floor, or tapping your toes... Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Hip Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Opera, R&B, Soul, World Music, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Americana, German, Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Big Band! We're making the MUSIC, you'll experience the Magic! If the Texas two step is your passion we have FOUR Historic Dance Halls! Pat's Hall, Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale, and right downtown, in the historic district, Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander! So get ready for FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping; out on the dancefloor, boot scootin'... the night away! Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is THE Music Destination in the Texas Hill Country!
Luckenbach Texas, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse and RockBox Theater ARE putting Fredericksburg, Texas, on the TEXAS LIVE MUSIC MAP! Fredericksburg might be a small town.... BUT! we have a BIG MUSIC and ART SCENE!
Fort Martin Scott is located two miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Texas, on the banks of Barons Creek. It was the first U.S. military post established on the western frontier of Texas.
Today it is an historical treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fort Martin Scott Advisory Commitee and Fort Martin Scott Friends invite you to become a "GUARDIAN of the TEXAS FRONTIER"! Help us protect, preserve and honor the history, heritage and heroes of the Lone Star State. BIG PLANS in the WORKS! Currently, the new "Texas Rangers Heritage Center" is under construction next to Ft Martin Scott. When completed, Fredericksburg, Texas, will be home to a TOP "Living History" Attraction! Together the Fort and Heritage Center will provide an interactive, hands on opportunity to get up close and personal with the life and times of the early pioneers in the Texas Hill Country. It's Your Fort, too! SUPPORT YOUR FORT! www.ftmartinscott.org
Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named "The American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"
The Bistro at Vaudeville Serving Gourmet All Day!
Friday and Saturday Late Night Menu
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 9pm
Sundays, 10am to 5pm
V Supper Club at Vaudeville
Savor the exceptional at Vaudeville's "V" Supper Club... on Main Street in historic Fredericksburg, Texas!
Monday Night Gourmet, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Experience a 3-course "prix fixe" menu created by Chef Jordan Muraglia. Haute cuisine!
Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup!
Weekend Supper Club
Friday Lunch from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Friday and Saturday Dinner 6 - 9:30pm
Weekend Gourmet V SUPPER CLUB
Friday and Saturday Dinner, 6:00 - 9:30
Table Seating - Main Level and Courtyard
Join us for a guided, culinary experience!
Entry-level tasting menu - Wine Pairing option available
Sunday Brunch, A New Tradition
Sundays, 11am - 3pm
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended at 830-992-3234, or visit, www.vaudeville-living.com
Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named the Texas Hill Country AVA, #3 on their list of Top Ten Wine Destinations in the WORLD! Raise your glass to the new TEXAS GOLD! TEXAS WINE!
Luckenbach Texas was included in Southern Living Magazine's Texas Special Travel Selection: 40 Things Every Southerner Should Do! Read the Article >
Texas Wine Country - 2nd Fastest Growing Wine Region Distinctive wines, combined with southern hospitality, have vaulted the Texas Hill Country wine region into the #2 spot on the Orbitz "Fastest-Growing Wine Region" list.
PEDERNALES CELLARS 2012 Viognier Reserve Wins in France! Prestigious Grand Gold in the Lyon International Wine Competition!
Congrautulations GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS! 8 medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, AND their Cabernet / syrah was awarded a DOUBLE GOLD - BEST in Class!!!!
"In a blind taste test judged by 7 professional sommeliers... TEXAS WINES took the top six spots". Pedernales Cellars #1 and #6, Becker Vineyards #3! Read about Texas Food and Texas Wine in Russell Kane's Vintage Texas Blog! And SHARE TEXAS WINE! Prost!
Congratulations Torre di Pietra! In the Lone Star International Wine Competition the TDP Tango Port won a GOLD, Grandstar, and Best in Varietal!!! What else can you say about the BEST Port in Texas!! Also, Midnight Nymph won a Sliver and Porto Blanco won a Bronze!! And, two TDP labels received awards: Porto Blanco won a gold and Parada won a Silver!!
Wine Road 290 is an association of 15 Texas Hill Country Wineries in the Fredericksburg AVA, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas! Enjoy the panoramic beauty and diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams, while exploring our world class wineries, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290! Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase our distinctive Texas terroir. The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery are unique! In addition to the regular Tastings and Weekend Events at each winery, the members of Wine Road 290 team up with the chefs from local restaurants to bring you special Wine and Food Pairing Events. Visit our website for dates, times and details! The Perfect Wine Getaway! See you on the Wine Trail! Salud! www.wineroad290.com
Congratulations Cabernet Grill! A 2011 Best American Cuisine Winner - Top 100 Restaurants List! "American cuisine has truly come into its own, thanks in part to the chefs and restauranteurs who are elevating our nation's food culture one plate at a time. Out of over 10 million restaurant reviews, OpenTable diners have chosen their Top !00 American Restaurants. This holiday season celebrate the cuisine that makes America's foodies feel there's no place like home." - OpenTable To EXPERIENCE this award winning cuisine paired with your choice of Vino selected from one of the BEST wine lists in the Hill Country....make reservations today at: www.cottonginlodging.com
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October is TEXAS WINE MONTH! Fall into Autumn in the heart of Texas Wine Country! Ein Prosit!
The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards invite you to EXPERIENCE the magic of Autumn in the Texas Hill Country!
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country USA, #3 on their list of "Top 10 Wine Destinations 2014"! Come help us CELEBRATE!
Fredericksburg, Texas is a WINE DESTINATION! Have you been DREAMING about a Texas Wine Getaway? A New Release Roadtrip? A Summer-time WINE BUYING extravaganza? If your perfect fall day in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY includes a perfect bottle of chilled Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE! The HEART of Texas Wine Country, is just a scenic drive away...
Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a Fall Fun-Run, or mid-week getaway... it's the perfect tonic for body, mind and soul!
The Wineries and Tasting rooms along US Hwy 290 have new vintages to share. Many have music, and specialty food on Saturdays and Sundays. WINE and MUSIC = A PARTY! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companion, and join us! Welcome FALL 2015! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors of Texas Hill Country Terroir... find inspiration on the backroads of Texas! and don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star, TEXAS WINE! Salut!
Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Member Wineries:
Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars.
For maps, directions, and details visit: www.wineroad290.com
Texas Hill Country TERROIR STARS... Dan Gaitlin from Inwood Estates Cellars, Kim McPhearson at 4.0 Cellars, Don Pullum, grape grower and winemaker at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Bob Young and John Riverburgh from Bending Branch Winery, William Chris Vineyards, David and Julie Kuhlken and Fredrik Osterberg from Pedernales Cellar, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo at Messina Hof Hill Country, Dr and Bunny Becker from Becker Vineyards and Brian and Jennifer Heath from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!
Experience the BEST of Fredericksburg Texas!
Fredericksburg Texas Online is comprehensive online Guide for TRAVEL and TOURISM in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas! When planning your next VACATION use our Online Guide as your source for Travel Information: Accommodations, Hotels, Cabins, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Wine, Wine Tours, Enchanted Rock, Restaurants, Shopping, Things to Do, Attractions, Art, Parks, Camping, Scenic Drives, Golf. Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is a favorite Hill Country Tourist Attraction!
Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!
An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much to do and see in our historic town! Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant ART and LIVE MUSIC scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your GUIDE to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVENTURES of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the TRAVEL INFORMATION necessary to plan a rich and exciting vacation or weekend getaway!
Fredericksburg Texas is famous for its BED and BREAKFASTS! Choose from our list of Hill Country B&B's and know that you will EXPERIENCE some of the finest LODGING that Fredericksburg TX has to offer! A BED and BREAKFAST stay offers the perfect ACCOMMODATIONS for a ROMANTIC GETAWAY, a WEEKEND VACATION, a GIRLS GETAWAY, or a special gathering of friends. BED and BREAKFAST possibilities range from a CABIN by the RIVER to LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS above the HISTORIC MAIN STREET SHOPPING DISTRICT! There are also plenty of HOTEL options available to suit your personal LODGING needs! Whether you're planning a FAMILY VACATION or a relaxing GET AWAY... it's ALL right here; from RESORTS to CONFERENCE FACILITIES for your CORPORATE EVENT, the Texas Hill Country has just the right HOTEL ACCOMMODATION for your Hill Country adventure! BOOK ONLINE!
Are you traveling in your RV? Not to worry! There are many RV CAMPGROUNDS available in and around Fredericksburg. Whether you're exploring solo, or with your RV CLUB there's just the right RV PARK for your VACATION or EXTENDED STAY!
You could spend a lifetime... there's so much to do and see! There's no place quite like Fredericksburg Tx! Come and DISCOVER the MAGICAL Texas Hill Country! EXPLORE! Amazing historic SHOPPING districts with unique galleries and boutiques. Be inspired by world-class ENTERTAINMENT, acclaimed community THEATER, The Hill Country Film Festival, The Rockbox Theater, offering family friendly live entertainment "celebrating the golden era of Rock 'n' Roll". A huge number of Live MUSIC venues, including three historic Texas Dance Halls, Luckenbach Texas, Albert and SisterCreek Dance Hall. A vibrant and rapidly growing ART scene that has won Fredericksburg the reputation as "An American Art Destination"! An explosion of WINERIES (30 +), WINE TOURS, and tasting rooms that feature Texas Wine and Wine from around the world, SCENIC DRIVES through Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty, and a rural landscape dotted with notable small Texas towns with lovely, well preserved historic districts. There are plenty of RECREATION and ADVENTURE opportunities, including a large concentration of some of Texas' most popular State Parks, including ENCHANTED ROCK, Old Tunnel State Park (Bat Tunnel), the Blanco River State Park, the Pedernales State Park and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. GOLF courses, and a number of beautiful Texas Rivers, the Guadalupe, the Pedernales, the Llano, and the Blanco that welcome nature lovers and outdoorsmen to their pristine waters for TUBING, swimming, canoeing, kyaking and fishing. Go out and PLAY! The wonderful Texas Hill Country is waiting for YOU!
Allow yourself the time to Discover all that the charming and historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas has to offer. Venture into the countryside on incredible scenic drives, take leisurely strolls in the historic district, surrounded by turn-of-the-century architecture, history, heritage and culture. Spend your day Shopping; purusing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops and art galleries, Museums, Award-Winning Texas Wineries and Tasting Rooms, unwind at a day spa... where a delightful massage will restore your mind, body and soul! There’s so much to do in this idyllic Texas town. At the end of your busy day return to the cozy charm and peaceful surroundings of your bed and breakfast and savor some quality time together, with family, or friends. Or... indulge in a DELIGHTFULLY ROMANTIC evening with your sweetheart, enjoy a revitalizing soak in the hot tub at your b&b, a midnight swim in the hotel pool, or curl up with a good book and a glass of wine in a deliciously comfortable chair! If you'd rather go out on the town, you'll find an impressive variety of nightlife in Fredericksburg; Live Music, Theater, Dance Halls, Festivals and Events, or you can spend a memorable evening walking in the stillness of the night with stars twinkling overhead. You WILL fall in love... with Fredericksburg, Tx and the EXTRAORDINARY Texas Hill Country!
Fredericksburg Tx enjoys a peaceful, rural setting, centrally located in the Hill Country just a short drive from the larger metropolitan areas of San Antonio and Austin. Plan your next Texas Vacation in Fredericksburg, Tx, and it can serve as your hub to EXPLORE the greater Texas Hill Country. After an exciting Day Trip to the hustle and bustle of the Big City, you can return to charming Fredericksburg where the pace is more relaxed and peaceful. Tourist Attractions like the San Antonio River Walk, Sea World San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, and Historic Gruene, home of Gruene Hall and the BEST River Trips and Tubing Outfitters in the state of Texas, can be reached within a short and scenic 1.5 hour drive!
History and Heritage
Fredericksburg Tx was founded May 8, 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, new Commissioner General of the "Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas", also known as the "Noblemen's Society" or Mainzer Adelsverein. The town of Fredericksburg was named in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia. Baron von Meusebach renounced his noble title and became known in Texas as John O. Meusebach. Fredericksburg is known as the home of "Texas German", a German dialect spoken by the first generations of settlers who did not learn English. The settlers entered into a peace treaty with the Comanche Indians of the region. This treaty has been honored for over a century and a half, making it one of the few treaties with Native Americans that was never broken. Fredericksburg Texas was an important part of the Pro-Union Texas resistance during the Civil War and it shares many cultural characteristics with New Braunfels, another German Texan town. Fredericksburg, Tx is also notable as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. The hotel owned by Nimitz's grandfather was converted into a museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is located on a six-acre site, and includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The Japanese government gifted the Japanese Garden of Peace, a Zen Garden, to the museum as a tribute to the Nimitz Family.
Experience live World War II enactments at the National Museum of the Pacific War. See our Calendar of Events for other special programs at the museum.
FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Chamber of Commerce / Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Information including: Maps and Brochures
302 East Austin
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturdays, 9:00 am to noon, (Closed during lunch hour) 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundays, noon to 4:00pm
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
THE VISITOR CENTER AT THE PIONEER MUSEUM
325 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Summer Hours: Museums are open on Sunday & Monday
The "Best Texas Wines of 2014"
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Jessica's recommendations include, Texas Hill Country Favorites:
(“W” Winemaker’s Choice, NV, Located in 4.0 Cellars),
Duchman Family Winery
(Nero D’Avola, 2010),
Fall Creek Vineyards and Winery (GSM, 2012),
(Les Copains Red, 2012),
Messina Hof Hill Country
(GSM, Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre),
Perissos Vineyard and Winery (Petite Sirah, 2012),
(Texas Tempranillo, 2012), Spicewood Vineyards
(Estate Tempranillo, 2012)
William Chris Vineyards
10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
"It’s still a sea of cowboy hats and pickup trucks, a place where you can sip award-winning wines in a landscape dotted with as many cacti as vines. Visitors may flock to Hill Country to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too. - Alexis Korman
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Top 5 Texas Tempranillos
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
Drink one (or all five, though maybe not on the same day) to celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo Tempranillo 2011
Spicewood Vineyards Estate
Ground Up Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Reserve
Pedernales Cellars Texas
"Cowboy Bourbon" by Garrison Brothers Distillery
"American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"
Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named
"The American Micro Whiskey
of the year!"
Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations
Texas Highways Magazine
The Texas Highways readers' choice Texas Top 40 countdown! Last fall, Texas Highways readers were asked
to share their favorite places in the state for the "Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations”.
San Antonio came in #1,
The Texas Hill Country #5, and Fredericksburg #7!
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!
Find out more >
Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and Wyman Meinzer
Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there." www.utexas.edu
5 Eco Friendly Wineries
Pedernales Cellars, Texas Composting, recycling, and natural pest management is just the starting point for Pedernales Cellars. By building underground, this Texas Hill Country winery takes advantage of the area’s natural limestone to provide a cool and steady environment for case storage, slashing the facility’s energy consumption in half. Removal of invasive plant species and cedar overgrowth from the property has also led to the reemergence of previously lost seeps and springs. An added bonus? The tasting room features local and sustainable products like Bella Vista Ranch’s olive oils and t-shirts made from renewable bamboo fibers.
- April 22, 2013 by Teresa Bitler
Read about other Eco-Friendly
Wineries at blog.shermanstravel.com
Hill Country Bicycle Works
You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609