Fredericksburg, TX is located in the heart of the Texas Hill
Country in Gillespie County. It is the perfect location for a
relaxing getaway, ladies shopping spree or a romantic weekend.
Fredericksburg is surrounded by wineries, state parks , peach
orchards, lavender farms, golf courses, museums, art galleries,
antique stores, spas and over fifty restaurants. There are over 100
quaint shops featuring clothing, jewelry, gifts, home furnishings,
antiques, arts and crafts, iron works and much, much more. For the
sports enthusiasts there is golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing,
and hiking. You can also take a scenic drive and experience the
spectacular panoramic views on the Willow City Loop or take the back
roads to Luckenbach for some authentic Texas music and atmosphere.
Cyclists will enjoy the varied terrain on many untraveled and scenic
routes throughout the Texas Hill Country.
Fredericksburg, TX has a rich history. It was settled in 1840 by
a group of German immigrants looking for a better way of life. They
were a strong and courageous group, led by John Meusebach a
successful treaty was forged with the Comanche and they were able to
exist together peacefully. Today Fredericksburg’s German heritage is
reflected in its architecture, food and rich traditions. You can
learn more about Fredericksburg’s early history by visiting the
Pioneer Museum and Fort Martin Scott.
There are many day trips you can make while staying in
Fredericksburg. Take the short and scenic drive to Llano and enjoy
Cooper’s “World Famous” barbecue. You can also view the Llano eagles
nest just east of town on Highway 29. Continue on to Burnet and
visit the historic town square. You can also enjoy hiking, swimming,
fishing, canoeing and kayaking at Inks Lake State Park. Don’t miss
Vanishing Texas River
Cruise where you can tour the Fall Creek Waterfall and watch the
American Bald Eagles soar above the canyons.
To the south of Fredericksburg is the
Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area where you can view 1.2
million Mexican free-tailed bats taking flight for the evening from
underneath the old railroad tunnel. Visit Comfort, TX which has 100
historic buildings built before 1910. Continue on to Kerrville, TX
located on the banks of the Guadalupe River and visit the Cowboy
Artists of American Museum or the James Avery Craftsman Visitors
Center and watch some of the jewelry being made.
Every season is special in Gillespie County. In springtime there
is the majestic beauty of the Texas wildflowers with massive
Farms. Summer brings peaches and the intoxicating fragrance and
beauty of the lavender in bloom. Fall kicks off with loads of fun at
Oktoberfest and the Fall Wine Trail. Winter is ushered in with the
traditional German Christmas Market, twinkling Christmas lights and
ice skating at the Marktplatz.
Fredericksburg is an easy drive from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas,
Ft Worth, Houston, Abilene or just about any other Texas town. There
are always special events every month including Fredericksburg Trade
Days, Antique Shows, Arts & Crafts Shows, Cycling Events, Classic
Car Rallies, Food and Wine Events, Pari-mutuel Horse Racing, Music
Festivals, the Christmas Home Tour and much more.
Come and enjoy the variety of things to do in and around
Fredericksburg, TX. Your Magnolia House hosts, Claude and Lisa, are
happy to assist you in planning a fun and relaxing getaway.
Experience German heritage and Texan hospitality in
Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
“This was our first visit to
Fredericksburg and we were very surprised by all the things to do
and see. Claude and Lisa were very knowledgeable of the area and
helped make our weekend stay memorable. We can’t wait to come back
to Magnolia House again and again.”
Sandra & George,
Corpus Christi, TX