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Fredericksburg, TX

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Fredericksburg which includes a house and street scenes

In the heart of Texas’ Hill Country, wineries and historic museums are scattered around a city steeped in German history.

Fredericksburg is a Texan city rooted firmly in German traditions. The city’s most significant site is the National Museum of the Pacific War, which pays tribute to a local World War II hero. Fredericksburg is in the heart of Hill Country, a vast expanse of knolls and small mountains in the scenic countryside, dotted with vineyards and fruit orchards.

The nickname, Fritztown, is sometimes used in reference to the city’s origins, after German settlers founded it in 1846.

Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War in the historic district to learn about Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. This local man had an exceptional naval career. The museum is housed in a steamboat-shaped building that was once his grandfather’s hotel. Explore the museum’s 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of exhibitions concerning World War II.

Get a sense of the city’s German past at the Pioneer Museum. Learn about the formation of Fredericksburg by European immigrants in the mid-19th century. See the adjacent Vereins Kirche Museum, housed in a replica of a church used by the first German settlers. The European-style thatched roof stands as a symbol of the city’s heritage. The museum sits in the Marktplatz (Market Place), which has a playground for young kids. Look for events and festivals in the spacious square.

Discover Hill Country’s famed peach orchards and wineries dotted around the city. Test the season’s vintages with tasting sessions at Grape Creek Vineyards just east of the city. Stroll through their picturesque grounds and take a tour of the cellar. Then head to Marburger Orchard, just south of Fredericksburg. Pick peaches, blackberries or strawberries to enjoy the freshness of local fruit.

The city of Fredericksburg lies about 80 miles (128.7 kilometers) west of Austin and the same distance north of San Antonio. The nearest international transportation hub is San Antonio International Airport.

With Fredericksburg’s German influence, peach orchards and vineyards, you will enjoy experiences unexpected for Texas.

Where to stay in Fredericksburg

Sunday House Inn and Suites
Sunday House Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
501 E Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥12,612 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whistle Pik Galleries and Fredericksburg Winery. National Museum of the Pacific War and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (956 reviews)
"Property is in the middle of town, convenient. Beds are very old and uncomfortable."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Sunday House Inn and Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
201 S Washington, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥17,445 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Whistle Pik Galleries and Fredericksburg Winery. National Museum of the Pacific ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Great hotel...great renovations...beautiful pool and walking distance to downtown"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
The Inn Of The Hills
The Inn Of The Hills
3 out of 5
1001 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX
The price is ¥13,057 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated in a regional park, this resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Riverside Nature Center, The Schreiner Mansion/Hill Country Museum, and Louise Hays City Park. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (952 reviews)
"If you can get one of the first floor Cabana rooms you have a walk through room that leads right to the inner courtyard and pool area."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

The Inn Of The Hills
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cowboys and Angels Retreat
Cowboys and Angels Retreat
2.5 out of 5
6411 Frontage Road, Mountain Home, TX
The price is ¥12,069 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is within 25 mi (40 km) of Hill Country Arts Foundation, Stonehenge II, and Kerrville State Hospital. Kerr Wildlife ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"Wonderful little get away! Right off the interstate but secluded enough for a perfect get away. Lovely owners. Cute cabins, clean and all the basics. Bring some groceries and stay the weekend or use it as the perfect base in between trips to nearby Kerrville, Fredericksburg, or even San Antonio (little ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Cowboys and Angels Retreat
City on a Hill at Spring Creek
City on a Hill at Spring Creek
3 out of 5
2918 Usener Rd., Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥21,834 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Chisholm Trail Winery and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fredericksburg Winery and Lady Bird Johnson ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
"This is one of those properties that when you find, you know you’ve hit the jackpot with a gem. Only 10 minutes from Fredericksburg, in the country beautiful view of a creek with turtles and fish floating by, you can fish from the other side of the creek. You have a fire pit available in a community ..."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

City on a Hill at Spring Creek
Fredericksburg Bakery Suite 3 Terrific Location
Fredericksburg Bakery Suite 3 Terrific Location
Fredericksburg, TX
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Rockbox Theater and Fredericksburg Winery. Holy Ghost Lutheran ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Perfectly Located
"You can not get more centrally located in town than this. The smells of the Bakery at 3:00am is wonderful. Makes you crave a fresh pastry."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Fredericksburg Bakery Suite 3 Terrific Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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