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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fredericksburg Texas

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10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas

By Nick Birdwell, Wide Open Country

Come for the German food and biergartens, but be sure to stick around for these 10 things you didn’t know about Fredericksburg, Texas.

10. Fredericksburg knows how to rock…

10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas

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The Rockbox Theater is a vintage time-machine live music venue located in downtown Fredericksburg. The focus at Rockbox is tribute artists. You can catch performances here inspired by the likes of Buddy Holly, Aretha Franklin and Elvis.

9. Fredricksburg will say, “Willkommen, y’all!”

10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas

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Fredericksburg is the earliest home of Texas German, a special dialect spoken by early German settlers in the Hill Country who refused to speak English.

8. Fredericksburg is Famous…

10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas

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Part of the film Seven Days in Utopia, starring Robert Duvall in another hole-in-one performance, was actually filmed at the Boot Ranch golf club in Fredericksburg.

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7. Fredericksburg goes to town on the weekend…

10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas

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Unlike the Europeans who spent their days in the city and weekends on country retreats, early German settlers in Fredericksburg decided to live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and weekend in the city. Enter the creation of the Sunday House: a small, two-story house in the city that was great for weekend trips for supplies. Architecturally, the houses are noted for their downstairs small rooms and upstairs sleeping loft that is accessible only by a ladder or staircase outside the home. Also, they would send the old folks in the family to live in the homes in the city when they were too told to work. Mandatory retirement? Sign me up!

6. Fredricksburg gets up-close and personal with the Pioneers…

10 Things You Didnt Know About Fredericksburg Texas
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