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FredericksburgUnited States of America

In the heart of Texas’ Hill Country, wineries and historic museums are scattered around a city steeped in German history.

Fredericksburg is a Texan city rooted firmly in German traditions. The city’s most significant site is the National Museum of the Pacific War, which pays tribute to a local World War II hero. Fredericksburg is in the heart of Hill Country, a vast expanse of knolls and small mountains in the scenic countryside, dotted with vineyards and fruit orchards.

The nickname, Fritztown, is sometimes used in reference to the city’s origins, after German settlers founded it in 1846.

Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War in the historic district to learn about Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. This local man had an exceptional naval career. The museum is housed in a steamboat-shaped building that was once his grandfather’s hotel. Explore the museum’s 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of exhibitions concerning World War II.

Get a sense of the city’s German past at the Pioneer Museum. Learn about the formation of Fredericksburg by European immigrants in the mid-19th century. See the adjacent Vereins Kirche Museum, housed in a replica of a church used by the first German settlers. The European-style thatched roof stands as a symbol of the city’s heritage. The museum sits in the Marktplatz (Market Place), which has a playground for young kids. Look for events and festivals in the spacious square.

Discover Hill Country’s famed peach orchards and wineries dotted around the city. Test the season’s vintages with tasting sessions at Grape Creek Vineyards just east of the city. Stroll through their picturesque grounds and take a tour of the cellar. Then head to Marburger Orchard, just south of Fredericksburg. Pick peaches, blackberries or strawberries to enjoy the freshness of local fruit.

The city of Fredericksburg lies about 80 miles (128.7 kilometers) west of Austin and the same distance north of San Antonio. The nearest international transportation hub is San Antonio International Airport.

With Fredericksburg’s German influence, peach orchards and vineyards, you will enjoy experiences unexpected for Texas.

Top Hotels in Fredericksburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Sunday House Inn
Best Western Sunday House Inn
2.5 out of 5
2124 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $72 per night

Situated in Kerrville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sculpture Prayer Garden. The Salvation Army Ray & ...

4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"The hotel doesn’t look like anything fancy driving up to it and I was a bit worried it would be a dump. After checking in and going upstairs the room was actually big and clean and overlooked a nice pool area. Their breakfast in the restaurant next door is good too, but they were under staffed and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Best Western Sunday House Inn
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
201 S Washington, Fredericksburg, TX
The price is $132 per night

Situated in Fredericksburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Whistle Pik Galleries and Fredericksburg Winery. National Museum of the Pacific War and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (943 reviews)

"Fantastic outdoor amenities. Beautiful landscape right on the river. Great pool and grounds."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Y O Ranch Hotel
Y O Ranch Hotel
3 out of 5
2033 Sidney Baker St, Kerrville, TX
The price is $99 per night

Situated in Kerrville, this golf resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sculpture Prayer Garden. The Salvation Army Ray & ...

3.9/5Good! (974 reviews)

"Decent size pool with a bar close...room was spacious and adequate...parking was close to room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Y O Ranch Hotel

Popular places to visit in Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

4.5/5(163 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, a popular spot to commune with nature in Fredericksburg. Discover the area's wineries and its fascinating museums.

Wildseed Farms
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Wildseed Farms

4.5/5(221 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Wildseed Farms during your stay in Fredericksburg. Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this relaxing area.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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St. Mary's Catholic Church

4.5/5(84 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fredericksburg when you take a trip to St. Mary's Catholic Church. Check out the shops and wineries in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Fredericksburg

Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from San Antonio
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Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from San Antonio

$109
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from Austin
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Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from Austin

$109
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Fredericksburg Scavenger Hunt: Willkommen to Fredericksburg!
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Fredericksburg Scavenger Hunt: Willkommen to Fredericksburg!

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Fredericksburg

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May 25, 2020

Such a beautiful town to go visit.

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May 25, 2020

Very nice, safe and clean town. Lots to see and do.

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May 20, 2020

Amazing little town!

5/5 - Excellent

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May 12, 2020

I wish I had more time to explore also, since were in the middle of a pandemic, I didn’t want to go into public areas. A lot of folks walking around without a mask.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 8, 2020

Definitely recommend Mamacitas Mexican restaurant. Food and service were great and margarita was fabulous!

4/5 - Good

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Mar 17, 2020

We went to see the museums and LBJ ranch. We particularly liked the National museum of WW2 the Pacific rim. It was very informative and well done. a little disappointed that no electric wheelchairs were available.

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Exploring America’s many cultures, one town at a time

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