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New Braunfels, Texas, founded in 1845 by German settlers, is located along I-35 almost halfway between Austin and San Antonio.
German influences are everywhere in the area.
Every October, New Braunfels hosts Wurstfest, a celebration of German food and culture. This annual event, seen on Good Morning America, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Visitors can sample bread pudding, sausage-on-a-stick, funnel cakes, as well as fried pickles and Oreos. For those who still have room, there's sausage, sauerkraut and suds, all for a good cause. During its history, Wurstfest has contributed more than $2 million to local nonprofits.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark has 65 acres of slippery fun: spraygrounds, slides, surfing machines, even "water coasters." Named one of the best water parks by Travel Channel, Schlitterbahn offers at least 40 distinct rides and themed areas, including Surfenburg, Black Knight Tunnel Slides, Blastenhoff Beach, Kinderhaven, Master Blaster, and Wolfpack Raft Slide.
Recognized as a national landmark, "Natural Bridge Caverns is among the top two or three noteworthy caves of the Balcones Fault and Edwards Plateau area of Texas," says the National Park Service. This multilevel cavern system "contains beautiful and unusual 'fried egg' speleothems and intricate helictites." Discovered 1960, Natural Bridge Caverns "takes guests 180 feet below the surface and feature vast rooms and winding passages of geologic treasures, from gigantic, towering stone monuments in Sherwood Forest and the Castle of the White Giants, to delicate and rare formations of soda straws and cave ribbon." Daily tours include the Discovery Tour and Illuminations Tour.
New Braunfels has 27 parks, covering 272 acres, and several museums: Sophienburg, Conservation Plaza, McKenna Children's Museum, and Heritage Village.
The Landmark Loft Apartments, built inside an old power plant, is one of the most unique residences in New Braunfels. The highest structure in town, it offer views of Landa Park, the Comal Canal, and the surrounding countryside. The main atrium, along with its interior lofts, retains an industrial feel, with stained concrete floors, 10-22 foot ceilings, and the building's exposed steel beams and trusses. Residents have 38 different floor plans to choose from.
Comal County and New Braunfels have two school districts: New Braunfels ISD is primarily within the city limits, and Comal ISD spans 589 miles of central Texas, including parts of five central Texas counties. New Braunfels ISD has 11 total schools within the district.
Opened in 1967, Exotic Animal World and Snake Farm offers visitors the chance to see baboons, parrots, turtles, crocodiles, mongooses (mongeese?), fruit bats, porcupines, and of course snakes, including rattlesnakes and cobras. For those brave enough, there's even a petting zoo. Ouch.