Things to Do in New Braunfels
With German names on the street signs, open-air beer gardens, and the annual world-famous Wurstfest, New Braunfels blends the character of its German namesake with the allure and beauty of Texas Hill Country. We offer small-town charm and Texas-sized fun!
Our Old World heritage is abundant in downtown and the Gruene Historic District. In Gruene, eat dinner at the Gristmill, located in the ruins of a cotton gin dating back to 1878 and overlooking the Guadalupe River. New Braunfels is home to several of Texas's oldest operating establishments, such as the oldest bakery, oldest dance hall, and the oldest hardware store. For more fascinating history, don't miss out on a guided tour of Gruene or downtown!
Those in search of more modern fun can splash at Schlitterbahn waterpark, go deep underground or ride a zip line at Natural Bridge Caverns, raise a beer stein on the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail, or check out the nightlife and live music venues.
Outdoor enthusiasts won't ever want to leave! Between Canyon Lake, golf courses, Landa Park, the Guadalupe River, and the Comal River, outdoor activities are abundant in New Braunfels. Experience the beauty of central Texas right here in New Braunfels!