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Top 10 Reasons to Live in New Braunfels

Posted by Vintage Oaks

We can go on for hours about why New Braunfels is the perfect place to live in, but we also know everyone likes a short and sweet list. So here is our top 10 reason to live in New Braunfels - keep in mind the complete list should actually go for miles!

1. German Culture on U.S. Soil

There's no need to travel across the globe to that beer-loving European country if you're already living in New Braunfels. Built by German farmers and craftsmen, the Eastern Europe culture still goes on today. You can see German names on billboards, street names and among the community.

2. Wurstfest

A unique annual event that involve the famous German sausage. Since the first festival in 1961, Wurstfest has been a tremendous success that always draws the sausage-hungry crowd. One of the major attractions to this tourist town, Wurstfest is a must for visitors and local residents to celebrate the New Braunfels tradition.

3. Schlitterbahn Water Park

Listed as one of the World's Best Water Parks, this family-friendly attraction does not disappoint. Schlitterbahn is the largest water park in Texas and actually is a collection of 4 separate parks that will certainly fit everyone's needs. This setup also guarantees a much shorter line compared to other water parks.

4. River Tubing

With the Guadalupe river - called Texas Hill Country's little paradise- in your backyard, going tubing can turn into a weekend activity all summer long. Floating down the stream lazily while enjoying the lush green bank is incredibly refreshing, especially in the scorching Texas heat.

5. Texas Wine Country

Known as the next Napa Valley, Texas grown wineries are blooming with success. With Texas' warm weather and rich soil, Hill Country growers make more than 20 different wine varieties. Take a trip to the nearest winery, you will be charmed by their unique Texas flavor!

6. Landa Park

An amazing park spans 51 acre including the Landa Lake, the Comal Springs and the Panther Canyon Nature Trail. Take a Sunday stroll, hop into a paddle boat or the miniature train. There are also covered picnic tables free to New Braunfels residents.

7. Natural Bridge Caverns

The largest cavern in Texas offers several tours leading visitors though underground wonders of nature. There are spectacular centuries-old formations that will bring an educational and fun experience for couples as well as families.

8. New Braunfels Railroad Museum

New Braunfels used to be on the track of the most traveled rail roads in Texas. Some of the trains came from Canada and Mexico, bringing with them history and cultural adventures to be discovered at the museum.

9. Golf

There is no other place that makes a better golf destination than New Braunfels. Proximity to natural reservations as well as nearby metropolitan areas make our city a go-to place for golfers from San Antonio and Austin alike. Check out Landa Park, Birdee's and the Bandit Golf Club next time your golf buddies are in town .

10. The People

Beside Robert Krueger and Sixpence None the Richer's Matt Slocum and Leigh Nash, we have an amazing community of extraordinary people right here in New Braunfels. Did you know our city's motto is Friendship? We all hope to have friendly, lovely neighbors that help us become a part of the community. And we have found them here in this German town.

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