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Prince Carl and the German Colonies

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3 Days-Oct 1-3, 2019
Availability : Oct 1-3, 2019
Huntsville, Texas
New Braunfels, La Grange, Gruene, Comfort, Luckenbach, Fredericksburg
Max People : 12
Tour Details

The 1840s marked the arrival of many of the German settlers in Texas but the first German pioneer is said to have been Johann Friedrick Ernst. We will trace their steps from Indianola and follow the route of Prince Carl von Solms Braunfels to his colony at New Braunfels. From there, we will visit the German settlement towns at Gruene, Comfort, and the tiny settlement at Luckenbach. Moving inland we’ll explore the German history of Fredericksburg and visit the local museum.

Departure & Return Location

Huntsville, Texas

Departure Time

Depart at 9am.


Day 1Depart Huntsville for New Braunfels, 8am.

Explore early German settlements
Lunch in Hallettsville/LaGrange
Visit museums in New Braunfels
Afternoon on your own to sightsee
Bunk down in authentic German B&B

Day 2Depart for Central Texas German Settlements, 8am.

Visit Gruene and Comfort
Lunch in Willie Nelson’s famous Luckenbach, Texas
Arrive in Fredericksburg for German dinner
Spend the evening sightseeing around Fredericksburg

Day 3Free day to shop in Fredericksburg

Visit German Museums in Fredericksburg
Optional tour: Wineries of the Hill Country
(This tour will be booked separately)
Return to Huntsville