The Fredericksburg Brewing Company, another nice place for lunch. Your choice of locally brewed brews.

Some buildings look great even if they were built in 1915. Most of the buildings are 19th century.


Arguably the Best Restaurant in a town full of good German restaurants, Der Lindenbaum. This is the first place we ate at in Fredericksburg when we came to the Nimitz Museum years ago. We were hooked.


The National Museum of the Pacific War, built in and around the old Nimitz Hotel where the greatest admiral in U.S. history was born. Go there. Plan on more than one trip. If you can go through this without being moved you have no soul. The George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War is utterly fantastic. Fredericksburg has other museums:

Vereins Kirche Museum: Center of Marktplatz, Main Street This unique building is a well-known landmark of the city of Fredericksburg in the heart of town. Learn about the original "Society's Church" and its interesting history. Free

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm: LBJ State Park 830/ 644-2455 Visit a living history farmstead of the pioneers. See how the farm families of a century ago lived. Learn about seasonal activities such as sausage making, sheep shearing, canning, etc.

Fort Martin Scott Historic Site: 1606 E. Main 830/ 997-9895 Visit this pre-Civil War military outpost to learn about the first frontier fort in Texas.

Pioneer Museum Complex: 309 W. Main Street 830/ 997-2835 This museum contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Open to the public seven days a week. Prior arrangements required for special tours of historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society. Fee




Speaking of Cowboys, there's the Gish Museum:

It deserves its own section. To see it, CLICK HERE.

A very popular restaurant is Friedhelm's, very German, but with a great American bar. They have a Margarita machine, and a good wine list.

Please go to A Cowboy's Guide to Fredericksburg, Page 4

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