Where Germany meets Texas. Settled largely by German immigrants, the city of Fredericksburg hasn’t forgotten its roots. You can feel the historic past in just about every nook and cranny of the city. As you might imagine, with such a German past, beer and breweries tend play a huge part in the the food and drink scene, along of course with museums and several interesting little shops.

Fredericksburg is also the one-time home of Lyndon B. Johnson. There are a number of buildings and parks dedicated to his legacy and to learning more about the foundations of the presidency. Of course, no trip to Fredericksburg is complete without taking in some of the more scenic landmarks. The Enchanted Rock is very popular; it’s a huge pink granite dome deemed a National Natural Landmark.

    Named one of the Top Five Western Art Towns, Fredericksburg attracts many artists largely because of the surrounding scenery. They have an artist’s school dedicated to capturing the spirit of this scenic Texas town. For a smaller city, it has plenty of galleries.


    Horseback riding and hiking are extremely popular ways of seeing the sights. Many flock to the parks throughout the region to see firsthand the tons and tons of wildflowers—the reason Lady Bird Johnson decided to make Fredericksburg her country home.


    Texas Hill Country is a great place for grapes. From sweet fruit wines to more nontraditional blends, the wineries here keep visitors coming back for more. Spend a day touring the Hill Country wine region and especially enjoy Frederickburg’s native mustang grape.

  • Winters are mild and dry, with highs around 60 degrees.

  • May highs are in the mid-80s. Spring can be a good time for wine events.

  • Summers are hot, with highs in the mid-90s.

  • Fall is probably the best time to visit for great weather, grape harvesting, and Oktoberfest.