A tourist Guide for Fredericksburg, Texas
BuzzFeed.com lists Fredericksburg as one of "14 Tiny Texas Towns That Are Totally Worth The Trip" and The CultureTrip.com says Fredericksburg is one of "The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Texas". Fredericksburg is one of the most popular tourist towns in the state of Texas. Fredericksburg has over 400 bed & breakfast inns, over 100 unusual shops featuring arts and crafts, antiques, gifts, clothing, jewelry, novelties, and more. You will find plenty of shopping in Fredericksburg, Texas. The main street of Fredericksburg is full of quaint shops and the side streets of Fredericksburg offer more of the interesting tourist shopping.
The Fredericksburg-Stonewall area has become known as the Peach Capital of Texas. Benjamin Lester Enderle, Gillespie County Surveyor and a math and science teacher at Fredericksburg High School, is known as the Father of the Hill Country Peach Industry when he planted five peach trees and began selling the fruit in 1921. Enderle worked to develop several varieties of peaches, including the Hale, Burbank, Elberta, and Stark varieties. He eventually had 5,000 producing peach trees on 150 acres. Growers claim the phenomenal taste is due to the area having the right combination of elevation, sandy soil, and climate to produce flavorful clingstone and freestone peaches. The fruit ripens from May through August, and consumers can either buy picked fruit, or pick their own from dozens of local farms and fruit stand through the Spring and Summer months.
Fredericksburg is a town famous for its bed and breakfast inns. They also have cabins for rent and motels in the area of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is one tourist town you will not want to miss in Texas.
Over the last couple of decades, vineyards have been popping up all over central Texas. There are now over 60 vineyards and growing fast (pun intended). Be certain to check out our comprehensive winery/brewery page for a list of all of the wineries and breweries in the Texas Hill Country. For wineries and breweries from all over the state, check out TouringTexas.com's winery/brewery page.
The tourists love shopping on Main Street of Fredericksburg.
Pick up some Fredericksburg fudge, stop at the German Bakery, look at the hand-made candles, try a Dulcimer, buy an antique or a gift for a friend back home.
Have lunch in a German Restaurant.
If you are a tourist shopper, you will love shopping in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Texas has a rich German heritage. Thousands of Germans immigrated to Central Texas in the mid-1800's and many Texas Hill Country towns have German names like Gruene, Boerne, New Braunfels, and, of course, Fredericksburg, which was founded in 1846 and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. Old-time German residents often referred to Fredericksburg as Fritztown, a nickname that is still used in some businesses. The town is also notable as the home of Texas German, a dialect spoken by the first generations of German settlers who initially refused to learn English. Come to see why Fredericksburg is so popular with tourists in Texas. You will love Fredericksburg!
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