New Braunfels Tours

We offer two different 11-hour New Braunfels tours. These tours begin at 7:00 AM and end at 6:00 PM. See the rough schedule below. New Braunfels Tour A is seasonal, from late April to the middle of September. New Braunfels Tour B has a number of places closed on Monday and is best taken on Tuesday through Sunday.

New Braunfels was found on March 21, 1845. It is the seat of Comal County. It is at the confluence of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. It was established as a Prussian/German colony under the direction of the Adelsverein also known as the German Emigration Company or the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. This was the first of several German colonies. The second one was Fredericksburg. German was the primary language here until World War II.

New Braunfels Tour A — Schlitterbahn

 7:00 - 10:00 AM Drive from Houston to New Braunfels.
10:00 – 3:00 PM Water activities and lunch at Schlitterbahn, one of the best water parks in the US.
 3:00 - 6:00 PM Drive from New Braunfels to Houston.

New Braunfels Tour B — German Heritage and Culture

7:00 - 10:00 AM Drive from Houston to New Braunfels.
10:00 – 10:30 AM Naegelin’s Bakery. Open Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. We stop at Oma’s Haus on Sunday.
10:40 - 11:45 AM Tour The Sophienburg Museum about the Prussian/German culture here. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday.  We spend more time touring the city and town square on Sunday and Monday.
12:00 - 1:45 PM Lunch at the Gristmill Restaurant & Bar and shopping in Gruene Historic District.
2:00 - 3:00 PM Tour the New Braunfels Heritage Village including the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture.  See homes and structures from the 1840s and 1850s. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Closed on Mondays and December and January. The New Braunfels Conservation Plaza with its 18 structures from 1849 to 1881 is substituted for the New Braunfels Heritage Village during December and January. The Conservation Plaza is open Tuesday through Saturday and closed on Monday. Many of the structures in the Village and Plaza are of German architectural styles.
3:00 - 6:00 PM Drive from New Braunfels to Houston.