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.