German Heritage, Texan Hospitality
Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country
Finding yourself in Fredericksburg, Texas is truly like finding yourself in a part of the Old World. Fredericksburg, with its German flair, historic buildings, attractions, outdoor activities, shopping and fine food, offers something for the entire family.
History in the Hills
The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to everyone who served in the Pacific in World War II under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; a native son of Fredericksburg. The complex features the George Bush Gallery, the Nimitz Museum, the Pacific Combat Zone, the Memorial Wall, the Plaza of the Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace.
The LBJ State and National Parks offer a historical look at the late President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. A guided bus tour shows visitors the Texas White House and the ranch. At the LBJ State Park is the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farmstead that depicts pioneer farm life.
The city's architecture has also been preserved in a beautiful historic district. One of the outstanding features in the historical district are the quaint Sunday Houses, which are very small homes built in town by the German pioneers.
In addition to attractions, Fredericksburg is always brimming with activity with more than 50 special events and festivals held annually.
Here, the Great Outdoors is Greater
Enchanted Rock is a 1,643 acre park that is home to the second largest granite dome in North America. A moderately strenuous trail leads visitors to the top for a spectacular view, while other areas provide challenges for serious rock climbers.
Fredericksburg lies in the top peach producing county in Texas and during June through August, the town is filled with road side stands selling peaches and other fruits in season. Grapes also grow well in the Hill Country soil, and the area is the home of seven wineries that have produced award-winning wines, with most open daily for tours and tastings.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Wildseed Farms, the largest working wildflower farm in the United States, which includes a retail market, and the Fredericksburg Herb Farm, a celebration of scent and color. Lavender farms in the area allow cut-your-own lavender in season.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park features an 18-hole golf course, picnic pavilions, The Live Oak Wilderness Trail, a swimming pool, an RV park and a "fishing hole."
"The Bat Tunnel" is open nightly from June through October. This abandoned railroad tunnel has become home to over two million Mexican free-tailed bats, which emerge each evening around dusk.
Our Wide Hauptstrasse Beckons
Wonderful dining and specialty food items are a tradition as well. Fredericksburg offers more than 60 restaurants and bakeries that feature German, Bavarian, Texan, Mexican, Chinese and Italian foods. Other delicacies include sausage and meat products, jams and jellies, fudge and specialty candies, pastries, and breads.
For the "shopaholic" in the family, Fredericksburg offers our historic district with more than 150 specialty stores. Here one can find items crafted by many Hill Country artisans, fine apparel, home decor, kitchen wares, gift items, and antiques.
Since there is more to do than a one day trip will allow, Fredericksburg, TX has over 900 hotel/motel rooms, over 300 bed and breakfasts/guest houses, plus several RV parks and campsites.
Experience German Heritage with Texan Hospitality In Fredericksburg, Texas.
Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Information Center
302 E. Austin Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624