We went to the beautiful Fredericksburg, TX over the Labor day weekend. It’s a small town founded by German immigrants in 1846, so most of the population is of German descent and they’ve kept many traditions. 12.48% of the population actually speaks Texas German which is, I think, a form of German with the suffix “Y’All” added after every phrase. It’s less than two hours away from Austin.
While the town is no Las Vegas or Paris, I was happily surprised by its charm. Great for a weekend or so! Here are some trip highligts that you can use as recommendations for your upcoming visit to lovely Fredericksburg, Texas:
Stay at a charming Bed and Breakfast
We stayed at one called Bluebonnet Meadow. It was very nicely furnished, extremely clean, modern, and comfortable. The only drawbacks were a sliding glass door with no curtain (creepy) and a light outside with a motion detector that would be randomly triggered during the night (doubly creepy).
See the impressive Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment
I enjoyed it quite a bit. They have a fully restored and functional Stewart tank, they explain a bunch of things about the battles and the combat against the Japanese, and they give a nice historic overview. They also talk about and shoot what feels like an endless array of WWII-era rifles. That got a little too long. And they have a real veteran that looks just like Sargent Slaughter. Cool! Video:
Drink top-class Texas wine
Ok, maybe it’s not the best in the world. But it is cheap.
Eat at a restaurant that has “The Best Hamburger in Town”
Since every single restaurant in town claims to have the best burger, just go into any random restaurant.
Eat pecan pie