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Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Communty Christmas Tree – November 28

November 22nd, 2014 by Jeff

Annual holiday season event which captures the spirit and celebration of Christmas and highlights Fredericksburg’s rich German heritage in a magical way. Includes a German brass band, caroling, refreshments and, of course, the big countdown!

7 pm on Marktplatz. Free.

Eisbahn Open Through January 3

November 22nd, 2014 by Jeff

Fredericksburg, Texas’ Eisbahn is a new winter tradition

We don’t get a lot of cold weather in Fredericksburg, but every December we do have an ice rink, or eisbahn.

Hours are Mondays – Saturdays 4:00 – 8:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays and School Holidays 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday 1:00 – 8:00pm and closed on Christmas Day. For $10 you can skate all day.  The Eisbahn is open from November 28 until January 3.

Gästehaus Schmidt Gift Certificates On Sale

November 21st, 2014 by Jeff

Are you wondering what to buy your loved one, friend, boss or business associate for a birthday or anniversary?  A Gift Certificate to a Bed & Breakfast or Guest House is the perfect solution.  Just call 866-427-8374 toll free and purchase a gift certificate .  The recipient can check on-line and choose the home that is perfect for them!

Our gift certificates are good for two years, so they will have plenty of time to decide on a perfect time to visit!

Gästehaus Schmidt Thanksgiving Office Hours

November 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Just a reminder for everyone: our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  If you have any concerns or problems on Thanksgiving, please call the manager or owner of the property you are staying in.  Their phone number will be in the house, and on the map we sent you.

If you are checking in on Thanksgiving, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

If you are checking out on Thanksgiving, if you are returning keys, drop them in drop slot in our front door after 11 am.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Plan Your Visit to Fredericksburg, TX with Our Free Smartphone App

November 19th, 2014 by Jeff

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations in Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

“The New Old Guard” Art Show at Insight Gallery – November 7-23

November 19th, 2014 by Jeff

“The New Old Guard, Heirs Apparent to the Traditional Art World”. In one of the most dynamic and powerful shows of 2014, these young talents give us a glimpse of the bright future of Fine Art in the representational art world. Featuring works from Kyle Polzin, Mary Qian, Kyle Sims, Josh Elliott, Scott Tallman Powers, Brent Cotton, G Russell Case, Scott Burdick, JoAnne Peralta, Glenn Dean, Tony Pro and Logan Maxwell Hagege. Art lovers and collectors from far and wide will anticipate this standout show. All pieces to be sold by draw. Opening reception on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main St. Call (830) 997-9920 for details.

“Christmas Show” Art Show at RS Hanna Gallery – November 15 to December 20

November 18th, 2014 by Jeff

GalleryW_Logo_TextCelebrate those you love with a gift they will cherish through the years. Fine original works, large and small, that speak to the heart all year long. Nationally and internationally recognized painters, sculptors, and fine jewelry makers along with heirloom signed furniture and art glass. Reception on December 5 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

RS Hanna Gallery is at 208 S. Llano. Call (830) 307-3071 for more information.

Fall Farmers Market – Thursdays October 2 to November 20

November 18th, 2014 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Farmers Market and Pioneer Museum are partnering to extend the popular weekly event into the fall. Every Thursday, starting on October 2, shoppers can pick up fresh farm produce and prepared food in a historic setting. Hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fall market will continue for seven weeks through November 20.

Shoppers can enjoy live music each week.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. There will be free admission to the museum and grounds during market hours.

For information, contact the Pioneer Museum at 830-997-2835.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

November 17th, 2014 by Jeff

Tasting room at Pedernales BrewingPedernales Brewing Company, opens their tasting room ever Friday from 3 to 5 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. There are tours every hour. Shirts and t-shirts are also for sale. After a long morning of Wine Tours, top it off with a brewery tours!

Pedernales Brewing Company is at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail just south of Fredericksburg on US Highway 87 South. Look for the flags on your left. Call 830-998-7486 for details.

Closed in the event of rain.

Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day

November 17th, 2014 by Jeff

In case you missed it, here’s a link to a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day.

Llano Street Bakery and Deli is taking orders for the holiday. You can get Cookies, Bread, rolls, party platters, and pies. Call them at 830-307-3208