Welcome to Fredericksburg
A charming town filled with wineries, shops, and unique German history.
Located in central Texas, Fredericksburg is a small city with tons of historic charm. Fredericksburg is just over an hour’s drive from San Antonio and two hours from Austin. The city has a mix of rural and suburban energy but plenty to do to keep residents busy and connected with one another. Steeped in German heritage and culture, Fredericksburg was founded in the mid-1840s and still holds fast to its roots. German cuisine and festivals are part of the city’s regular rhythms, creating a melting pot of cultural experiences that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Main Street is Fredericksburg’s epicenter, designated a National Historic District, and home to over 150 charming shops to explore. Residents love the variety in downtown Fredericksburg, where you can visit wine tasting rooms after an afternoon at the museum or shop at a boutique housewares spot before visiting a local art gallery.
What to Love
- A beautiful downtown core with plenty of shops
- Two museums featuring local history
- Fantastic wineries like Becker Vineyards
Fredericksburg is a good blend of suburban sprawl and small-town living. Most shops in the area close at 5 pm, giving residents ample opportunities to get home and spend time with their loved ones. A very family-friendly town, Fredericksburg offers locals the chance to get outside, enjoy live music, learn more about the local history, and give back to the community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Fredericksburg has a great dining scene, with plenty of options for those who love wine and, in addition to the classic Texan fare, German cuisine, too. Becker Vineyards is a great place for walk-in wine tastings or book a reservation for parties of eight or more. Nury’s Restaurant is a casual eatery with a mix of American and Mexican options. Or there’s Hondo’s, where locals find all their favorites, from BBQ to Tex-Mex, as well as live music and an outdoor patio. To indulge in the local history, the Altdorf Biergarten serves traditional German bites like goulash, schnitzel, and bratwurst.
All the best shopping happens on Main Street in Fredericksburg, where locals can peruse charming stores like All Gussied Up and BuddyLove. With a focus on country living, home decor, and fashions for all ages, Main Street keeps residents returning for their next unique find.
Things to Do
Fredericksburg may be small, but it has plenty going on. First, there’s a venue for every activity a person could imagine, from ax-throwing to billiards, bowling, horseback riding, and even moped adventures. Anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Fredericksburg can visit the Pioneer Museum, which tells the story of the city’s origins. Or there’s the National Museum of the Pacific War.
Fredericksburg also has regular festivals and events, from Oktoberfest, which celebrates the town’s German heritage with a weekend of dancing, music, and plenty of food and beer. There’s also the Hill Country Wine & Music Festival and the Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival, which features all-day blues music, food, and hot air balloon rides.