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Valentine’s Getaway To-Do List

Looking to “wow” your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Follow these five steps to plan the perfect romantic getaway to Fredericksburg: Book Your Accommodations Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boasts a wide array of accommodations – from all-suite hotels to traditional and cozy B&B’s, Guesthouses and Inns. Stay right on Main Street in the heart of the […]

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Choose a Stress-Free Romantic Getaway

Does the thought of finding the perfect romantic getaway leave you stressed? Relax. And we mean really relax. Treat you and your sweetheart to a “spa”-cation in Fredericksburg, Texas—right in the middle of the scenic Hill Country. Spa services in Fredericksburg include everything from stand-alone full-service day spas, to spas that are on the same […]

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Top 10 Picture Perfect Places in Fredericksburg

The Texas Hill Country is often touted as one of the most romantic and scenic regions in Texas, and Fredericksburg has a collection of some of the most romantic spots to snap a photo you’ll both never forget: Atop Enchanted Rock at sunset. Sitting on the porch of your cozy B&B watching the sunrise. Among a field of […]

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Texas Hill Country Honeymoon

Start life as Mr. & Mrs. during a romantic Hill Country honeymoon in Fredericksburg, Texas. Get a glimpse at what you can enjoy during your romantic getaway: Watch a sunset from the private porch of your cozy B&B or Guesthouse. Take a carriage ride down Main Street and admire its historic architecture. Enjoy gourmet eats during […]

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German Christmas food sets the holiday mood

Imagine you’re in a cozy German town, strolling through the red and white striped tents of the Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market). Snow crunches underfoot, and it’s so cold you can see your breath in the air. Time to warm up with a mug of hot Glühwein! German mulled wine, or Glühwein, is a traditional Christmas drink from […]

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German Customs Set Christmas Traditions

Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions come from old German customs? Advent Calendar. Many Germans celebrate the four weeks leading up to Christmas with an Advent wreath or calendar. The lighted wreath was invented to help children count down to Christmas, and soon advent calendars with pieces of chocolate in the windows […]

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The Fredericksburg German Christmas Pyramid

Some may call it a super-sized ornament or a giant children’s toy, but what really is that wooden, spinning thing in the middle of Marktplatz? What is it? The 26-foot, carousel-like structure is called a Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas Pyramid. These wooden pyramids are a traditional German decoration dating back to the 16th century. It is an […]

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Zweite Weihnachten: Second Christmas

Zweite Weihnachten, or Second Christmas, is a long established German tradition. Christmas Day was considered a time for religious reflection and a day to spend with close family members. However, celebrations the following day included friends and neighbors. This Second Christmas, the day after Christmas, was observed with people in the village gathering to rejoice in […]

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Rekindle Your Holiday Spirit in Fredericksburg

The simple joys of the Christmas season can be found in time-honored traditions. Decking the halls, driving through twinkling towns, decorating cookies, singing Christmas carols, reliving the Christmas story, and spending time with loved ones. Here are 5 ways to rekindle your holiday spirit this season: Plan some time to visit festive Hill Country towns […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Getaway

After you’ve stuffed yourself on a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, don’t become a couch potato- grab the kids and those wacky aunts and uncles and in-laws and head to Fredericksburg for a fun post-Thanksgiving getaway! Here are four Fredericksburg to-do’s that are sure to please the whole family: Fill up your water bottles and hike Enchanted Rock to […]

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2015 Christmas and Holiday Guide Now Available

Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s unique mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly-lit Main Street, watch the annual “Light the Night” Christmas parade, head to local wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theater productions or […]

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The Fredericksburg Holidays and Fredericksburg Fudge

The month of November heralds the advent of the dazzling holiday season in Fredericksburg. The streets are decked with the season’s décor, and the shops are brimming with a breathtaking array of ideas for the perfect gifts. Many local restaurants have fine-tuned menus to offer delicious repasts for your Thanksgiving dining. Marktplatz will host the […]

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10 Can’t Miss Holiday Celebrations in Fredericksburg

Spend the holidays in Fredericksburg and join us as we light up the town! Here are 10 can’t miss holiday events in the Texas Hill Country: Watch as our star attractions – a 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid and a 30-foot Community Christmas Tree, one on either side of the iconic Vereins Kirche at Marktplatz – […]

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Crowd Favorites at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg’s legendary German festival, Oktoberfest, returns October 2-4, 2015. During Oktoberfest we celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with four stages of continuous oompah music, a great kids activity area, arts, crafts, shopping, 50 varieties of American, Texas and imported beers, Texas Hill Country wine, great food and fun all weekend long! Here are three crowd favorites (and can’t […]

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Summer 2015 Peach Harvest in Full Operation!

The 2015 Peach Season is now underway! Roadside markets and orchards around Fredericksburg and Stonewall are now open with a new crop of delicious Hill Country peaches. Many of the markets also have fresh blackberries and other produce available- making this the perfect time to head to the Texas Hill Country for a peach getaway. […]

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To the Bat Cave!

Did you know an old abandoned railroad tunnel near Fredericksburg is home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats during the summer months? The tunnel was originally constructed in 1913 as part of a railroad spur from San Antonio to Fredericksburg, Texas. It was abandoned in 1941 and the bats began to make it their summer home […]

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Dance Under the Summer Stars

Vintage dance halls are a big part of Texas culture and Texas history. Many a Texan took their first dance steps on wooden floors, polished by generations of scooting boots. The Fredericksburg area is home to three legendary dance halls where you can still pull on your boots and faded jeans and be carefree, dancing the […]

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Summer 2015 Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg Texas – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is […]

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Take the Enchanted Rock Challenge This Summer

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is one of the best places in the Texas Hill Country for hiking and rock climbing. Enchanted Rock is a huge, pink granite dome that covers more than a square mile. It is the second largest granite outcropping in the United States, and is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg […]

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Stay Cool In The Pool

In addition to tons of great pools at Fredericksburg’s lodging accommodations, Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boast three different public swimming pools to keep you -and your family- cool during the heat of the Texas summer. The Fredericksburg Town Pool, located just blocks from Main Street, debuted an all new pool in the Summer of 2013. […]

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