Our historic German town has come a long way since being settled in 1846 and we’re still bringing people together, from near and far, to explore the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, conduct business, bond with family, share stories and relax & rejuvenate.
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is just 75 miles west of the state capitol in Austin and 65 miles northwest of the River Walk in San Antonio. We’re surrounded by ranch land, peach orchards, wineries and some of the most spectacular beauty the Texas Hill Country offers. Yes, you’ll feel the slightly slower pace, breath the clean fresh air and see the stars are a little brighter as you enter Gillespie County.
Our charming town and picturesque region is rich in natural beauty, history and offers great opportunities for business. Fredericksburg has a handful of hotel properties perfect for hosting your mid-sized meeting/conference, reunion or retreat; plus hundreds of lovely bed & breakfasts and guesthouses that are ideal for your smaller-sized, more personalized retreats and reunions.
Our historic Main Street District, (and surrounding) is one long National Register of Historic Places with beautiful century-old native limestone buildings now filled with over 150 unique boutiques, art galleries, wine tasting rooms and delectable restaurants. Fredericksburg’s Historic Main Street Shopping & Dining District is just a short walk from a large variety of our hotels and B&B’s perfect for hosting your group.
Don’t let the small town charm fool you – we’re known far & wide for our excellent shopping and art galleries and we’re serious about dining out too…from fine-dining (several Zagat-rated and AAA-approved) restaurants & wines to casual German Biergartens, bakeries and BBQ.
We’re also home to a world-class war museum, the National Museum of the Pacific War which opened a $15 million expansion on Pearl Harbor Day 2009. And, the historic dancehall in nearby Luckenbach, Texas, made famous by Willie, Waylon & the boys. Both offer unique offsite event space too – picture your group dining in the beautifully restored historic ballroom at the museum or ‘boot scootin’ out in Luckenbach or create your own Oktoberfest-themed event at the private indoor Biergarten at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company.
Fredericksburg is surrounded by Texas Wine Country with over 30 wineries in the extended area and nine in & around our historic German town (two new wineries to open soon). All offer the experience of wine tasting and a handful offer tours and private event space.