German and Texan cultures blend with fun things to do in New Braunfels

German street names, summer biergartens, and annual festivals like Wurstfest combine the character of New Braunfels's German namesake with the charm and beauty of Texas Hill Country. Stay at the Country Inn & Suites to enjoy the Old World heritage of the Historic District of Gruene, which features the ruins of the original gristmill and live music at the Gruene Hall. Those in search of more modern things to do can check out Schlitterbahn Waterpark, spelunk in the Natural Bridge Caverns, test the waters at Canyon Lake, or see the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. New Braunfels is also an easy drive from Austin, located 40 miles north, and San Antonio, just 25 miles south. Houston is a three-hour drive to the east, providing guests with plenty of entertainment.

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Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

6.74 mi / 10.84 km from the hotel
In addition to venomous and non-venomous snakes, Animal World features lemurs, crocodiles, wolves, and zebras.

Canyon Lake

14.66 mi / 23.59 km from the hotel
Rent a boat and tour the lake or find the perfect fishing spot. You'll also see swimmers, parasailers, and scuba divers at this popular water attraction.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

11.77 mi / 18.94 km from the hotel
The family owners of this vineyard in Texas Hill Country are recognized statewide as pioneers of Black Spanish winemaking.

Gruene Historic District

2.38 mi / 3.83 km from the hotel
Spend an afternoon perusing antiques and specialty shops in Gruene's historic district. Check the calendar to catch a live show, or plan a wine-tasting trip with friends.

Landa Park

2.46 mi / 3.95 km from the hotel
At Landa Park, you can rent paddleboats, play mini golf, and ride a little locomotive.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

14.71 mi / 23.68 km from the hotel
Lemur Island and the giraffe barn are just some of the many fascinating stops you'll find at this educational and entertaining animal sanctuary.