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Rejuvenating Romantic Getaway in Fredericksburg

Relax. And we mean really relax. Planning a romantic getaway doesn’t have to be stressful. Treat you and your sweetheart to a “spa”-cation in Fredericksburg, Texas—right in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Spa services in Fredericksburg include everything from stand-alone full-service day spas, to spas on the same property as your lodging, to mobile massage […]

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Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Getaway in Fredericksburg

Planning the perfect romantic getaway to Fredericksburg to “wow” your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day is a piece of cake if you follow these 6 steps: 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 […]

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Picture Yourself in Fredericksburg: Top 10 Romantic Photo Ops

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 or Cross Mountain at sunset. Among vineyard vines (please pre-arrange photo opportunities with the winery). […]

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5 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Fredericksburg

Looking to change up your New Year’s Eve celebration this year? There are plenty of great events to help you ring in the New Year the fun way here in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Celebrate with live music by Andy Meadows’ 9 piece band during the Rockbox New Year’s Celebration on Friday and […]

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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 also friends and neighbors. This Second Christmas, the day after Christmas, was observed with people gathering in the village to rejoice […]

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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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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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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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Thanksgiving Weekend Getaway

Thanksgiving leftovers are great- but grab the kids and those wacky relatives and head to Fredericksburg for a fun Thanksgiving getaway! Here are great Fredericksburg to-do’s that are sure to please the whole family: Forgo the hours of cooking and resulting dirty dishes and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with your family here in Fredericksburg at any […]

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2016 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 festively-lit Main Street, watch the Chamber’s annual Light the Night Christmas Parade, head to local wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theater […]

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Crowd Favorites at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg’s legendary German festival, Oktoberfest, returns Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2, 2016. 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! […]

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Grape Stomp 2016 Event Lineup

Celebrate the grape harvest with a good old-fashioned grape stomp. This is your chance to jump in feet first with your favorite Texas wines. Commemorate the day with a T-shirt, decorated with your foot print. Here’s a run down of the upcoming grape stomps: August 5-28 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Pedernales Cellars Grape Stomp, […]

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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 two legendary dance halls where you can still pull on your boots and faded jeans and be carefree, dancing […]

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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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Golf in the Texas Hills

The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and […]

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Clear River Pecan Company

What could be more tantalizing in the dog days of a Texas summer than ice cream? How about unbelievably GOOD ice cream! If your travel plans lead you to Fredericksburg, be sure to schedule a visit to Clear River Pecan Company on Fredericksburg’s bustling Main Street. Housed in an 1800s-era building with the original, well-worn […]

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Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant and Cotton Gin Lodging

Fredericksburg is a divine destination that offers “something for everyone” at any time of the year. And what could be more enticing in the chilly month of January than snuggling up in a rustic, yet elegant, log cabin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country – with some of the region’s best food mere […]

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Fall in Love with Earth’s Most Romantic Food. In Fredericksburg.

What can be better than chocolate in a heart-shaped box as a gift for your loved one? When that box comes from one of Texas’s most romantic spots: Fredericksburg, Texas. If you and your sweetheart have fond memories of time spent in Fredericksburg while discovering Texas wine, dining over candlelit tables, slow dancing in a […]

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Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro

Dan Gatlin and his wife Rose Mary built the Inwood Estates Vineyards winery and tasting room in Dallas in 2005. When their first two wines were released in 2006, they were immediately embraced by wine enthusiasts around the state. Today over 200 Texas restaurants feature Inwood Estates wines. Dan’s parents owned a large retail beverage […]

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Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List

When Dan and Kayla Martin opened Cranky Frank’s Barbecue Company in 2003, it became an instant favorite with the locals who had been hankering for some great “que” in Fredericksburg.  And folks, let me guarantee you, this is serious barbecue. Over the years the word spread about Cranky Frank’s delicious, mouth-watering meats and sides, resulting […]

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