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New Braunfels

Welcome to a little bit of Old Germany in the middle of Texas Hill Country. In this exciting city you can dine at bier gartens, dance to oompah music, tube down cool rivers or take walks through your own vineyard.

New Braunfels

The following pages will help you explore the city of New Braunfels.

Fast facts about New Braunfels:

  • The City of New Braunfels was founded by German immigrants on March 21, 1845 (Texas became the 28th state on December 29, 1845).
  • The population of New Braunfels is 47,168.
  • The government seat of Comal County is in New Braunfels.
  • New Braunfels is 620 feet above sea level.
  • Prince Carl of Solms Braunfels was the founder of New Braunfels.
  • Comal Springs is one of the largest springs in Texas. Eight million gallons of water flow through it every hour.
  • The Comal River is the shortest river in the world. It originates at Comal Springs and flows 2.5 miles to meet the Guadalupe River in the heart of downtown New Braunfels.

Sources: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and  

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