If you are looking for a pure Hill Country experience, Fredericksburg will amaze and delight. Named for Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig of Prussia back in 1846, the city’s German heritage runs deep. As a result, amazing food, incredible brews and hospitality wait for you! Locals believe in welcoming visitors with exceptional museums and attractions. With so many things to see and do, plan ahead and your next visit will deliver life-long memories.
Southern Living Magazine honored Fredericksburg with the title ‘The South’s Best Small Town‘ and for good reason. With more than 150 shops, USA Today called this Hill Country gem one of the top 10 ‘Best Small Town for Shopping’ , for example. Many stores specialize in antiques and historical items which make beautiful new additions to any home.
Visitors quickly burn calories exploring the shops, sights, museums and attractions in Fredericksburg. Fortunately, German recipes deliver amazing tastes, scrumptious desserts and endless options. With that in mind, live a little and try new foods! For example, try the ‘Bee Sting’ or Bienenstich cake. Don’t try and count calories – it will be worth every bite!
For a lighter lunch, this Hill Country town offers many sandwich and salad shops featuring local ingredients. A fresh salad topped with local berries and Texas pecans and a hint of local olive oil takes the edge off a hot summer’s day. Be sure to leave room for dessert!
At this point, you’ve earned a perfect dinner! Try some of the finest Hill Country meats and relax with your spouse or family. Friedhelm’s has more than 10 different schnitzel recipes, each more delicious than the next. With an emphasis on Bavarian flare and hospitality, you will not be disappointed!
Your family will not bark out “There’s nothing to do here!” during your stay. Fredericksburg provides the cure for boredom and the pure Hill Country experience! Activities are everywhere. As a result, planning makes the difference. With nearly half of the peaches in Texas are grown in this area of the Hill Country, take advantage of the fresh fruit! Who can have a bad day picking their very own peaches. This family and couples oriented activity provides a relaxing atmosphere with a tasty treat at the end. Plan ahead, though since peach season runs from mid-May through the end of August, for example.
For those slightly more adventurous, consider Enchanted Rock. Offering great hiking trails, views and easy camping options for the whole family, the park staff are engaging and fun. Ask the Rangers nicely and they will show you how some species of scorpion ‘glow’ when exposed to different light sources. The hiking trails range in difficulty, but a trek to the top is worth the view. Dehydration happens quickly and , as a result, you must pack plenty of water.
Wine and a Place To Stay
The Texas Hill Country produces some of the finest wines in the world. Wine Road 290 offers 19 wineries within a few miles of each other. Many claim the Texas Hill Country’s wineries, climate, soil and sun rival central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France.
Don’t take our word for it – come stay with us and experience the Pure Texas Hill Country!