Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

It’s time to Spring Forward.  Sunday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.

Modern Daylight Savings Time started in 1916.  Germany initiated Sommerzeit, or Summer Time, to help conserve coal during World War I.  Other European countries followed suit and the United States adopted Daylight Saving Time in 1918.

Although daylight saving time is considered to be correct, daylight savings time is commonly used.

Fredericksburg in October Photo Contest

FBpost_imgWhen you visit Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country in October, make sure to bring your camera! We’re sponsoring a photo contest, looking for your best photos of Fredericksburg landmarks and activities. You could win two short wine tours from Texas Wine Tours or two tickets to Rockbox Theater.

Naturally, there are rules. Click the image to go to the entry page on Facebook and check them out. You do have to “Like” us on Facebook to enter.

The winner will be chosen by an independent panel of judges between November 15 and November 31. The winner will be posted on our Facebook page on December 15 by 6 pm Central Time.

First Prize: Two Tickets for a Short Wine Tour with Texas Wine Tours

Second Prize: Two General Admission tickets to Rockbox Theater

Enjoy your visit to Fredericksburg. And take some photos!

Sorry To Say. . .

At 12:30 this morning, the Time-Warner Business network went down. While this site is up, our phones and on-line reservation system is down. Time-Warner has “no ETA” for the repairs.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Hill Country Builders Home Show & Chili Cook-off – April 9

Come to Marktplatz April 9 from 10 am to 4 pm, and experience the most up to date ideas featuring the hottest trends and the newest products & services for your home and garden presented by Hill Country Home Builders. One-stop comparisons, innovative products and expert advice will inspire you with ideas to enhance your home’s comfort and functionality. There will also be chili, fajitas, music, silent auction items, raffle prizes and much, much more! Admission: Adults – $5, Children – Free.

The Horror! The Horror!

Frommage du Monde is now Closed signI went into the office on Wednesday an hour early to do some software updates.  I overslept, so I didn’t make coffee.  S’okay, I thought as I opened the front door.  I can get breakfast across the street.

Across the street is Frommage du Monde, home of the German Farmer Breakfast Taco.  Made with Opa’s sausage, eggs, cheese, and a choice of mango chutney or hot salsa, it is, in the words of my cousin, the best reason you take cholesterol medicine.

After a successful-ish update (There was no swearing, at least) I ventured out for breakfast.  Frommage du Monde was closed!  Forever!


If you were waiting to sample the Frommage du Monde paninis, or, like me, waiting for the perfect time to get some of that awesome looking cheese, it’s too late.  We should have done it sooner.

Happy Easter!

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Gästehaus Schmidt is closed today so we can celebrate Easter with our families.  We will reopen Monday morning at 9 am.

If you are checking out today, please drop your keys in the key drop in or office door.

If you are arriving today, please consult the map we sent you. Keys will be delivered where applicable by 2 pm.

If you have any problems or mechanical issues, please contact your property manager. Their phone number is on the map we sent you, and should also be in the welcome letter in your property.

Happy Easter!

Gastehaus Schmidt New Years Hours

We will have the following office hours over New Years:

Monday, Dec 31 – 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, Jan 1 – CLOSED
Wednesday, Jan 2 – 9 am to 6 pm

 If you have any concerns or problems while we are closed, 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 New Years Eve and New Years Day, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

If you are checking out on New Years Day, and you are returning keys, drop them in drop slot in our front door after 11 am.

Happy New Year!