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New Braunfels Conservation Society

60 Years of History

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New Braunfels Conservation Society


Visitors to New Braunfels can catch up on this and the rest of the city’s almost 60 years of history at Conservation Plaza.

First, some history: New Braunfels was founded March 21, 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. The city’s first residents were three shiploads of 436 people. The prince chose this place because of Comal Springs, third-largest in the United States.

This marked the beginning of a mass migration to the United States from Germany and Ireland. In just 15 years, 30,000 Germans migrated to Texas, settling a belt 100 miles east and west into the Hill Country.

Life in Texas: 1800s

Today, visitors to New Braunfels can catch up on this and the rest of the city’s amost 60 years of history at Conservation Plaza. There, guests can experience life in Texas of the 1800s.

Yesteryear at the New Braunfels Conservation Plaza is a restored German Village (circa 1849-1870). Wurstfest hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2-11.

Kaffee Haus

Wurstfest visitors also can enjoy Kaffee Haus in an 1865 general store, serving homemade German lunch and deserts from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5-9. See the calendar age at newbraunfelsconservation.org for more information.

The Conservation Society also owns and maintains a historic bed-and-breakfast.

1300 Church Hill Dr.
New Braunfels, Texas 78130


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