Wine Road 290 - February 21, 2015
Plan to STAY awhile! Follow US Hwy 290 and get a TASTE of Texas Wine Country! Wine Road 290 Presents Ragin Cajun Wine and Food Pairing Trail! Booyah! Mardi Gras! Texas Winery Style!
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
Hondo's On Main _ the girls
Luckenbach Texas - Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally
at Luckenbach Texas
May 1, 2015 9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - Check in/Registration begins at Luckenbach
11:00am - 11:00pm - Food & Beer Available in Luckenbach
Hill Country Ride - be sure to return to Luckenbach for more fun!
1:00 - 5:00pm - Live Music
6:00 - 9:00pm - Shelley King Band
Rock Box Theater - Stars In The Hills Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater in Historic Fredericksburg - The Texas Hill Country is in for a real treat! "Stars in the Hills" is brought to you by nationally acclaimed Tribute Artists, and the amazing Rockbox Cast and Music Ansemble! You WILL have STARS in your eyes and a song in your heart! Here's a sampling of the STARS our Tribute Artists will portray - George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, Barry White, Nat King Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and many more! Our Top-Shelf cast will make your Spring and Summer Nights a time to remember! So, make plans now for a STAR-Studded weekend in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! And, be sure to add Rockbox Theater to your itinerary!
Showtimes
Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 4:30 & 8pm
Chocolat
Inn on Barons Creek - "Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011" The ULTIMATE in hotel and spa accommodations. As a guest at Inn on the Creek you will enjoy the amenities of a first class hotel and a convenient location that gives you easy access to ALL the Attractions in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas! We offer comfortable Rooms, Deluxe Suites, King Jacuzzi Suites, Extended Stay and Creekside Lodging. The serene and peaceful surroundings of our Full-Service Spa provide the ultimate in pampering! Choose from a menu of Hill Country Inspired Spa Services, or Customized Packages! Relax, rejuvenate and be restored, body, mind and spirit! Other amenities include a Heated Salt-Water Pool, Fitness Center, Jacuzzi Baths (in select suites),Creek-side Lounge Areas, Fire Pits and a Complimentary Full Breakfast Bar! When planning your next Corporate Event or Family Gathering, Inn on Barons Creek should be your FIRST choice. Our Conference Center and Meeting Facilities offer the perfect location for Company Parties, Banquets, Wedding Receptions,and Family Reunions! Be our GUEST! Come DISCOVER why Fredericksburg is a favorite Tourist Destination!
Mark Harman, Licensed Realtor ® Anders Realty - (Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas in the heart of the Hill Country). Specializing in Texas Hill Country Ranch, River and Recreational Property! Whether you’re dreaming about relocating to the beautiful Texas Hill Country, you want to make an investment in the Wide Open Spaces of the Lonestar State, or you're searching for the perfect retirement property, you need an agent who will listen and deliver EXACTLY what you want! I AM Passionate about Texas and the GREAT OUTDOORS! I take pride in connecting the Texas Hill Country's most exceptional properties with buyers who truly value them! My absolute priority as your agent, is gaining your TRUST! I am dedicated to representing you with integrity, authenticity, fairness and discretion. I offer personalized service with an emphasis on good ole' southern hospitality. Because every decision we make affects the future of our family and the future of the land, I strongly advocate for land stewardship, and sustainability. Conserving, protecting and enhancing ranch and farmland, as well as, wildlife habitat through a strong conservation ethic and prudent sustainable land use insures a place in our great state for future generations of Texans. I look forward to showing you around Fredericksburg, the most wonderful SMALL town in Texas, as you embark on an amazing new adventure.... Ranch Ownership!
Fredericksburg Texas Wine Information
Wine Road 290
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
hondo's gospel sunday
Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Root Music Series
Hill Country Alliance
Fredericksburg TX - Your Music Destination
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau
Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming Events in Fredericksburg, Texas

Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!

Wildflowers, Music, Wine, Enchanted by the Rock!! Follow your BLISS to Spring Time in the Texas Hill Country! Redbuds, Peaches, Wild Pear, and Flowering Quince, are putting on COLOR! Soon the Bluebonnets will bloom along Texas back-roads! The Hill Country was blessed with abundant soaking rains Autumn 2014 and Winter 2015, and we are anticipating a very COLORFUL Spring... Join us for a CELEBRATION of the changing SEASONS... in Fredericksburg, Texas! Prost! Spring-time is the BEST time to climb Enchanted Rock, visit your favorite Winery...  EXPLORE two new ones, Historic Dance Halls? We have THREE: Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale... and, right downtown, in the historic district, Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander... get ready for FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping... out dancing, boot scootin'...
Wildflower Season in the Hill Country, around Fredericksburg, is somewhat variable. REDBUDS, Flowering Quince, Mountain Laurel, and phlox begin in late February to early March. Bluebonnets are usually at their peak around the middle of April, but can begin much earlier. We recommend the following areas for viewing wildflowers.
* 965 (Milam Street) out of Fredericksburg, past Enchanted Rock. 965 connects with 16 - Left to Llano, right to Willow City Loop and back to Fredericksburg.
* Willow City Loop - take 16 (Llano Street) out of Fredericksburg,13.3 miles,turn right on RR1323 - continue 2.79 miles to Willow City, turn left onto Willow City Loop. This private ranch road winds for 13 miles through rugged, awe inspiring Texas Hill Country and reconnects with 16.
* 16 from Willow City Loop into Llano, Texas
* 152 out of Llano to Castell

First lady of Wildflowers!
Lady Bird Johnson encouraged the beautification of Texas highways with native plants and wildflowers for 20 years, starting in 1969. She focused on the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. On the occasion of her 70th birthday in 1982, she dedicated her "National Wildflower Research Center".... the mission "to teach and demonstrate how native plants conserve water, minimize the use of fertilizers and insecticides that pollute the environment and convey a unique sense of place."

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 romantic weekend getaway. Get some BIG INSPIRATION! CELEBRATE 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!

  • 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!
  • 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
    Read Full Article: http://on-msn.com/14sRCjl

  • Whenever possible buy locally grown and produced foods for your family's table. Nothing tastes as GOOD as FRESH! And... when you serve freshly harvested, vine ripened fruits and vegetables and grass-fed meats and poultry the nutritional content of the meals you prepare is significantly higher! If you’re a local or on vacation in the Texas Hill Country, the Fredericksburg Farmers Market is open seasonally for your enjoyment. It's a happening community event on Thursday afternoons from 3 - 7pm. The 8th Spring Market starts May 7, and continues every Thursday, thru August.... RAIN or SHINE, at Marktplatz Kinder Halle from 3pm to 7pm! The opening bell rings at 3pm, live music kicks, Chef Reymer is popping his EXCEPTIONAL hand crafted pizzas in the brick oven, Sunset Grill has Greek / Lamb sliders on the grill, freshly roasted coffee is brewing, and our guest chef is putting a fabulous tasting experience together at Chef's Corner. You can make an evening of it... create an amazing locavore picnic surprise! Grab a loaf of freshly Baked Artisan Bread, some Hand Crafted Goat Cheese, a hot out of the oven pizza, a slider, a bottle of Texas Wine from our participating local wine partner... add some Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Peppers, and Fresh Cut Basil! PRESTO! Dinner al Fresco! DELICIOUS! You can make an evening of it. Do your shopping then create an amazing locavore picnic... find a place at a picnic table, eat FRESH and enjoy live music with old and new Farmer's Market Friends!
  • It's a fine time to climb the rock... when the sky is new-season-blue and the air is crisp and cool! 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.
  • 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!
    Please, join us on Saturday, October 18th, from 6 - 9pm at Fort Martin Scott for the “Long Live The Fort" Gala. Enjoy a fabulous night of fine food and entertainment. After a catered feast of Smoked Salmon and Prime Rib, you will be treated to a "Living History" presentation in which Lieutenant Colonel Martin Scott tells the lively tale of his time at the Fort. Enjoy an educational and entertaining look at history... through drama and song! The show includes live music, a mounted Texas Ranger and the Fort Martin Scott Garrison military unit, complete with a firing of the canon and the passing of the Fort's Mantle of Stewardship.
    To request an invitation and order tickets, contact City Communications Manager, Juli Bahlinger, at 830- 456-5084. 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
    Reservations required
    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 Texas Hill Country Wineries and their Vineyards, plus Affiliate Tasting Rooms, 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

The HARVEST is done! The grapes are stomped! and, the wine is in the barrel! It's Holiday Season... TEXAS STYLE!
Squeeze close! Make a toast and CELEBRATE together! Ein Prosit!
The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards
invite you to EXPERIENCE the beauty of mid-winter magic 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!

Have you been DREAMING about a HOLIDAY roadtrip? a WINE BUYING extravaganza? If your holiday shopping list includes THE perfect bottle of Texas Wine for your Christmas Table, or you want to make your Special wine aficianado's eyes sparkle on Christmas morning, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE!  A Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, is just a scenic drive away...

Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary Holiday Shopping Season! Make a fun-run, take a weekend getaway or mid-week runaway... 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 WINTER! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the HOLIDAY SEASON... 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, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, 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 Heayh 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!

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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!

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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
830.997.6523
www.fredericksburg-texas.com

THE VISITOR CENTER AT THE PIONEER MUSEUM
325 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830-990-8441
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Summer Hours: Museums are open on Sunday & Monday

Mar 31
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Get some RED, WHITE and BLUE in the Heart of Texas Wine Country! Wine and Wildflowers at Torre Di Pietra Vineyards!


Mar 31
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Take a walk on the WILD SIDE at Wildseed Farms! It's a TEXAS Hill Country COLOR Destination!


Mar 31
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?Happiness isn't wanting what you can get, but wanting what you have.? - Beverly Lewis
Find Your SMILE at Wildseed Farms!


Mar 29
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Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
- Cecil Alexander


Mar 29
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Harbingers of spring... Hyacinths at Arnosky Family Farm... put some TEXAS COLOR on your family's table! They WILL make you smile!


Mar 29
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Happy TEXAS Redbud on the FULL and FLOWING Pedernales River!


Mar 29
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I can't remember the last time I saw this kind of SPRING GREEN in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY! Thanks for RAIN!


Mar 29
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We've been PHLOXED! What are those vibrant patches of pink along US Hwy 87N? It's PHLOX and it is stunning with TEXAS BLUE! Go out and get some COLOR! Then stop by Hondo's On Main Gospel Sunday for some INSPIRATION, 12:30 - 3:30pm!


Mar 29
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"When I die I may not go to heaven
I don't know if they let cowgirls in
If they don't just let me go to TEXAS
TEXAS is as close as I've been." - Tanya Tucker


Mar 28
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GOLD or TEXAS BLUEBONNETS? Gold or TEXAS BLUEBONNETS? Which one would you choose to line the streets of Heaven?


Mar 28
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain


Mar 28
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Find a Red Dirt Road and Explore TEXAS!


Mar 28
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Bluebonnets on the Backroads of TEXAS! Mason, County... March 28, 2015.


Mar 28
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March 28, 2015 BLOOM UPDATE
The Wildflowers are just beginning to bloom. It's VERY GREEN and LUSH out on the backroads of the Texas Hill Country. Hwy 87 between Fredericksburg and Mason is beautiful and it's just going to get better. Today there are pastures covered with yellow daisies and along the roadsides pink phlox, Indian Paintbrush and BLUEBONNETS ARE Blooming!


Mar 28
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Get a BLUE INFUSION on the Backroads of TEXAS!


Mar 28
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Mason County, Texas... it's a Bluebonnet RUSH


Mar 28
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Indian Paintbrush... a splash of orange with your TEXAS Blue!


Mar 28
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BLOOM UPDATE... Highway 87 from Fredericksburg to Mason has some beautiful color... be patient, it doesn't get AWESOME until you're almost to Mason, but then it is worth the drive!


Mar 28
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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:
Brennan Vineyards
(“W” Winemaker’s Choice, NV, Located in 4.0 Cellars),
Duchman Family Winery
(Nero D’Avola, 2010),
Fall Creek Vineyards and Winery (GSM, 2012),
Mcpherson Cellars
(Les Copains Red, 2012),
Messina Hof Hill Country
(GSM, Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre),
Perissos Vineyard and Winery (Petite Sirah, 2012),
Pedernales Cellars
(Texas Tempranillo, 2012), Spicewood Vineyards
(Estate Tempranillo, 2012)

William Chris Vineyards

(Syrah, 2013)
www.texasmonthly.com

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
Tempranillo 2012
Ground Up Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Reserve
Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Texas
Tempranillo 2012
www.texasmonthly.com

"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!"
www.garrisonbros.com

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!
www.texashighways.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Fredericksburg, Tx

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

Sherman's Travel
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
www.hillcountrybicycle.com