Forget Someone’s Birthday? Get Them a Gastehaus Schmidt Gift Certificate!

It’s never too late to give someone a belated birthday gift. Gästehaus Schmidt has the perfect gift for the people in your life: a Gift Certificate to their favorite guesthouse or bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas or the Texas Hill Country!

Our Gift Certificates are valid for two years, giving your friends plenty of time to find the perfect occasion to visit.

It’s not too late! Call us at 866-427-8374 and get your Gift Certificate now!

Wings of Freedom Tour happening Wednesday through Friday at airport

Fly in a B-series bomber and fighter aircraft – just like what was flown during WWII during the Wings of Freedom Tour happening this Wednesday, April 6 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Gillespie County Airport. Make plans to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience with 30-minute flights in an authentic B-17 or B-24 or an hour flight in a P-51 Mustang fighter. Cost: $425 per person. Walk-through tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and younger. For information, call 800-568-8924.

InSight Gallery’s Nancy Bush and Jim Fox: Two Perspectives – April 29 to May 22

James Fox and Nancy Bush feel a dual connection to nature. Using two very different mediums, photography and tonalist oil painting, both Fox and Bush capture the very distinct mood of a place in their artistic journey entitled Two Perspectives, Crossing Paths and InSight Gallery, 214 West Main Street.

The concept of this show centers around perspective – two states, four seasons, a shared location, two different points of view. How does one place affect two different people? Nancy and Jim hope to illustrate just that. Locals in both Texas and New Mexico, they have chosen several of their favorite landscapes throughout these states and use their own artistic medium to convey the light, mood and atmosphere of that particular place. The end result is the beauty of interpretation through contrasting perspectives. This will most certainly be a dynamic collaboration.

For more information please visit

This show will be exhibited at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York – January through May 2012.

Burn Ban includes Fireplaces

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County are experiencing a severe drought.  The grass and trees are very  dry and flammable. Please be aware that fires start with the slightest mistake.

Gästehaus Schmidt asks you to be especially careful during your stay. If you are a smoker, please throw your cigarettes in a place that will be safe for you, the property and the rest of the citizens of Gillespie County.

Gillespie County is under a Burn Ban. It is mandatory that there is NO grilling outside, NO wood fireplaces and NO outdoor firepits used.

As Winter approaches you may envision snuggling in front of a roaring fire. This year, unfortunately, that won’t be possible.

Fredericksburg Fudge is Moving

Fredericksburg Fudge will be moving from 105 N Llano into the former Dietz Bakery location at 218 East Main in the coming months.  They will be closing the old location on the last day of January.  Renovations will then take place  at the new location and they will reopen sometime between mid-March and the beginning of April.  Their phone number will stay the same, 997-0533.

Harper VFD Fish Fry – November 2

Harper Volunteer Fire Department Officers

Derek, Brent, Kim and Homer – Officers of the Harper VFD

Every November, the town of Harper, on US Hwy 290 West, 30 miles west of Fredericksburg, comes together as a community to show the Harper Volunteer Fire Department how much they are appreciated. This fish fry, held at the Harper VFD at 11 am on Saturday, benefits the department and helps them be able to purchase needed equipment. Cost is by donation. Tell a firefighter “Thank You!”.

Make your Oktoberfest Reservations Now!

Oktoberfest Celebrates 30 Years of Texas Gemütlichkeit

Dancers perform at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest is coming!

Oompah at it’s best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of Prosit! once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 1, 2 & 3, 2010. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year!

· Kicking off their anniversary celebration will be a mini parade and opening ceremony featuring a Tuba Jam on Friday starting at 5:30 PM.
· Saturday morning, be sure to join us for our Chicken Dance Block Party. Registration will begin at 9:00 AM, complete details found on website.
· Domino tournament and sing-a-longs on Sunday.

All weekend

· Three covered stages hosting continuous entertainment with some German favorites — oompah, polka, and waltzing, with exhibitions, contests, and plenty of opportunities for dancing – including the irresistible “Chicken Dance!”
· Over 45 juried artisans from across the state fill two big tents, offering their best arts and collectibles.
· Main Street Art Tent features a select group of Hill Country artists who will be selling their fine art.
· Lots of German foods, plus sizzling fajitas, ice cream, strudel, burgers and fries and much more.
· Adventurous tasters can sample over 30 varieties of German, American, Texan and other imported beer.
· Super kids area where they can play to their heart’s content on the Bungee Jump, Jumping Castle, and other fun games and activities right on the grounds.

For more information, call 830-997-4810.

We only have a few rooms left for Oktoberfest weekend!

New Year’s Blast at Rockbox Theater – December 26-31

Join us for our New Year’s show as we let you “Blast” out of 2014 and into 2015. We’ll have special Tribute artists joining us in this show that will add just the right touch for letting you enjoy one more treat for the season. We are taking the best of all of 2014 and putting it into one show! You can’t miss this – it will be a Blast! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of showtimes and to reserve tickets.

Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 4:30 and 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm; Tuesday at 8 pm; New Year’s Eve at 8 pm. No show on Monday, December 29.

Adults $32-$42; youth $17. Group rates available.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

512 West Creek – Kreiger-Geyer Haus

George Geyer, a bachelor, and Adam and Eva Kreiger were both deeded these two lots in 1845. They had arrived in Texas on the same ship, the Hamilton, from Bingen Germany. But Geyer never appears in any records after this, so it is possible that he was a casualty of one of the early epidemics that hit the colony. The house sits on the dividing line of the two lots and was probably shared by the three. The oldest part of the house is the West end, and is of fachwerk construction. The east end of the house is rock. The house would have been plastered and the different construction methods hidden. Behind the house is an even older log cabin.

Continue West on Creek Street and Cross Milam Street.

Adam Trent, Magician, Performing at Rockbox Theater – March 12-13

Adam Trent is taking the world by storm. He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions and charming wit and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert and part stand up comedy. Don’t miss this show! Tickets available by phone or online. Two performances only!

7:30 pm. Tickets $37 – $47; youth $17. 109 N. Llano. 830-997-7625