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New Braunfels: The City That Warms Up When Things Cool Down

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Though most people associate New Braunfels with Schlitterbahn, the water park is not the only thing this town has to offer. You can enjoy a trip to this tiny Texas Hill Country hamlet during the fall and winter, when the park does not operate. Discover the many things New Braunfels has to offer during the cooler months, and you may discover a new off-season vacation spot.

Check Out Wineries and Craft Breweries

Hill Country Craft Beer Trail Gives You Directions to Multiple Breweries Near New Braunfels

Photo: Facebook/Hill Country Craft Beer Trail

Texas has numerous wineries and craft breweries, and what better time than the cooler months to visit these? Just in the New Braunfels area, you can find three wine producers (La Cruz de Comal, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, and Blue Lotus Winery) and three breweries (New Braunfels, Faust, and Guadalupe). Why not go on an expedition to visit them all and find your favorite beer or wine? Or you can opt for a guided tour of the of one of the breweries along the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail. This trail guides you to the three breweries in New Braunfels and beyond to other beer makers in Central Texas. It’s a great way to get to know Texas brews.

Welcome the Holiday Season

Wurstfest represented at a New York City parade

Photo: Facebook/Wurstfest

The fall and winter are when those in New Braunfels put on their party hats. Thanks to the German heritage of the town, the cooler months host a pair of German-themed festivals. In November, you can enjoy the best of the wurst at Wurstfest. This is a celebration of sausage and all things German. And during December, don’t miss the Christmas event, Wassailfest. Street closures give you the chance to walk around to check out downtown stores while you do your holiday shopping, and of course, don’t forget to sample some wassail and food as you do.

Get Cultured at a Museum

Sophienburg Museum and Archives in New Braunfels
Photo: Facebook/Sophienburg Museum and Archives

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