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3 Things That Make New Braunfels a Hill Country Hotspot

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Not only is it home to one of the largest water parks in America, but New Braunfels, in the Texas Hill Country, has some extensive German roots that run deep. As a combination, this may not seem to make sense, but in terms of attraction and appeal, it has all the right ingredients! There is so much more to this amazing Lone Star State travel stop that makes it stand out. Have you been to New Braunfels before? Did you know about these interesting facts that make this a Hill Country hotspot?

1. It’s Home to the Largest Group of Naturally Fed Springs in Texas

3 Things That Make New Braunfels a Hill Country Hotspot

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You read that right. Comal Springs can be found in New Braunfels, and it’s made up of natural springs at seven major watering holes as well as a number of smaller ones (part of the Edwards Aquifer). This comprises the largest of its kind in Texas. If it’s warm enough, you can take a swim in this naturally refreshing water at Landa Park. In addition to swimming, the park also features a miniature train, paddle boating, hiking trails, and golfing.

2. It Has a Great Brewery Scene Using Texas Ingredients

3 Things That Make New Braunfels a Hill Country Hotspot

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The New Braunfels, Faust, and the Guadalupe Brewing Companies, as well as 5 Stones Artisan Brewery, are known for making use of ingredients that are sourced locally. One such shining example is that of the Texas Honey Ale which is sold at the New Braunfels Brewing Company, produced using honey made by Texas bees!

3. It Has a Museum Dedicated to Well-Crafted Furniture

3 Things That Make New Braunfels a Hill Country Hotspot

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Located in the Breustedt-Dillen house, a historic former residence, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture features exhibits of furnishings which were crafted by German settlers of the area. The museum is situated on 11 beautiful acres of wooded lot in historic New Braunfels. If your passion draws you to seek out the details of those who first immigrated to the Texas Hill Country, the amazing collection of artifacts found here will seem like a dream come true!

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