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All Summer long, we’ve been taking you to some of our favorite Texas towns squares. We’re back this week to take you to New Braunfels!
Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, set between Austin and San Antonio, rests New Braunfels, Texas. Founded by German settlers in 1845, New Braunfels is overflowing with old world heritage and small town Texas charm.
Austin.com is and always has been a site that celebrates and promotes the unique people and places of Austin, TX and surrounding cities. Though many businesses, locations, and events are closed at this time, we continue to highlight those things so that you can plan to experience them in the future.
New Braunfels offers plenty of endless adventures with two beautiful rivers to wholesome entertainment at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch & Caverns. It’s also home to Texas’ oldest bakery, oldest dance hall, and Wurstfest, an annual 10-day festival dedicated to sausage. Some of New Braunfels usual attractions might currently be closed due to the pandemic, so we found others ways for you to enjoy the town! Of course, simply walking around and snapping pics of the architecture and lifestyle can be fun too!
Here are five places we recommend for your getaway to New Braunfels!
2 Tarts Bakery
139 North Castell Avenue
The 2 Tarts family is dedicated to making everything from scratch using only the best ingredients to feed your family, mind, body, and soul. They offer more than custom cakes. You can pick up a coffee along with various baked goods! Be warned their cakes are drool worthy masterpieces.
New Braunfels Candle Company
555 South Castell Avenue
New Braunfels Candle Company started in 2014 with a dream of putting quality, handmade soy candles into the homes of friends and loved ones in New Braunfels. This family-owned local business is choosing to use quality ingredients that are hard to find in commercial brand candles. Things like all-natural soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and lead-free cotton wicks. Soy candles burn cleaner and they last longer. Plus, you can actually customize your candle, from the scent to the container it comes in.
146 North Castell Avenue
The Local is New Braunfels’ lifestyle shop. The store offers a curated mix of apparel, jewelry and leather goods, books, plants, gifts, apothecary, and both vintage and new decor with a local spin.
Muck & Fuss
295 East San Antonio Street
Muck & Fuss is a craft beer and burger restaurant with a chef-inspired menu. They have 26 craft beers curated for Muck & Fuss taps from local and international breweries. They have a beautiful courtyard with live local music. Located next door is Sidecar, a cocktail bar owned and operated by the same owners. The owners got the unique name by breaking up their last name, Muckenfuss!
230 West San Antonio Street
Hand churned gelato? Sign us up! Scoop Street has it all, enjoy a scoop of gelato, dairy free Sorbet, or a float! They also offer coffee and serve beer and wine. They have so many scrumptiously unique flavors you’ll want to try them all!
For more of our favorite Texas town squares, check out our full list here.
Please remember that guidelines for COVID-19 are constantly changing. Travel responsibly and take precautions for both yourself and your fellow Texans. Oh, and if you’re into European inspired towns, check out this tour of Texas!