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.

Wine Country Inn
Wine Country Inn
2 out of 5
705 S Washington Street, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥6,852 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fredericksburg Theater Company, Whistle Pik Galleries, and Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. ...
3.8/5 Good! (763 reviews)
"Very reasonably priced with very professional staff. Clean rooms."

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2021

Wine Country Inn
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
201 S Washington, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥13,592 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Whistle Pik Galleries, National Museum of the Pacific War, and Holy Ghost Lutheran ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (961 reviews)
"Had issues with our booking and our room AC went out the first night. But the staff were amazing and took great care of making us happy and comfortable! AND the continental breakfast advertised was actually a great HOT meal. Had a great trip, thanks to the staff!"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn and Suites Fredericksburg
Comfort Inn and Suites Fredericksburg
2.5 out of 5
723 S Washington St, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥10,929 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fredericksburg Theater Company, Whistle Pik Galleries, and Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (320 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Comfort Inn and Suites Fredericksburg
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Ainsley House | 1 Block to Main
Ainsley House | 1 Block to Main
Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥18,275 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this historic cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Good Art ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (32 reviews)
Great stay
"Enjoyed my time in Fredericksburg"

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Ainsley House | 1 Block to Main
Walnut Canyon Cabins
Walnut Canyon Cabins
3.5 out of 5
503 Deer Rd, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is ¥21,987 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated near the airport, this cabin is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Hill Country Miniatures Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Old Tunnel State Park. Barons Creek Vineyards ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (89 reviews)
"Wow! The cabin was comfortable and and the views were just breathtaking. The pictures don't do it justice. They have cows and chickens on the property which was also a nice touch. We were able to feed the cows with the cow treats Carl and Rhonda provided. They also offered for us to go check out ..."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Walnut Canyon Cabins
Breezy Hills Cottages
Breezy Hills Cottages
3 out of 5
841 Breezy Hills Drive, Fredericksburg, TX
Situated in Fredericksburg, this cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fredericksburg Theater Company, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course, and National Museum of the ...
5/5 Exceptional! (66 reviews)
"I loved that we were on a ranch and secluded, but only 5 minutes from town. The location was very convenient as we were nearby the wedding we were attending. The host and I spoke several times that helped us to find the place upon arrival and using the hot tub correctly. Definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Breezy Hills Cottages
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