New Braunfels is located just northeast of San Antonio halfway to San Marcos on I-35 at the confluence of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, where it is the seat of Comal County.
Tourism combined with the continued vitality of the city's industrial sector to sustain a roughly 30 percent increase in the population of New Braunfels for several decades after World War II. The city's proximity to San Antonio was another factor in its growth; in 1973 Comal County became part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In 1990 New Braunfels had a population of 27,334 and extended into Guadalupe County.
Art The Hummel Museum | Texas Hidden Springs Ranch |
Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives Devil's Backbone |
History Alamo Classic Car Museum | Conservation Plaza |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Hill Country Inn |
Parks Landa Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Schlitterbahn |
Vacation Rentals Rose's on the River |
Wildlife Viewing Clear Springs Aviaries/Zoological Garden | Snake Farm |
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12/11 Coming to The area
Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair Sabinal TX March22-24 The annual World Championship Wild Hog Catching Contest features a two-person team chasing a wild hog in a pen, capturing the hog, placing it in a burlap sack and crossing the finish line in the fastest time.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Cactus Pear Music Festival San Antonio TX July5-15 A classical music festival inspired by the cactus pear margarita.