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GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations. 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!

Restaurants Open Today

203 E. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg
(830) 997-1585
Seating at 12 PM, 2 PM, & 4 PM, Reservations required


2614 Upper Albert Rd., Stonewall
(830) 644-2247
One seating at 6 PM, Reservations required


1035 S. Adams St. (Hwy 16 S.), Fredericksburg
(830) 990-2808
Open 24 hrs


338 W. Main St., Fredericksburg
(830) 997-8327
Open 8 AM to 12 Noon


803 S. Adams, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-3161
Open 6 AM to 8 PM

(Pet friendly)
310 E. Main St., Fredericksburg
(830) 990-4949
Open Noon to 6 PM

(sports bar)
1311  Hwy. 16 S., Fredericksburg
(830) 990-6929
Open 11 AM to Midnight


915 E. Main St., Fredericksburg
(830) 997-9976
Open 5 AM to 2 PM


106 E. Main St., Fredericksburg
(830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM to 11 AM

Above information supplied by individual restaurants. Hours of service may change without notice. Please confirm before making plans. 12/1/11


Hand-picked strawberries are now available from local grower, Marburger Orchards. Stop by the orchards at 559 Kuhlmann Rd., off Meusebach Creek Rd. on Hwy 87 S. to hand-pick your own. Blackberries will be available in May. Best picking times: mornings. For information, call 830-997-9433.

Boot Scootin’ for a Cause: Benefit for Central Texas Fire Victims – 10/8

Come join us on Oct.8, 2011, at Gillespie County Farm Bureau, 237 Equestrian Drive for a night of dancing with live music by Sonny Burgess, Chad Reilly, & George Ducas. Come to enjoy yourself while helping the victims of the Central Texas Fires. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Dance starts at 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at:

Unique Party Supplies, 704 East Main Street
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse, 305 West Main Street
The Juicerie, 507 West Main Street

For more info please visit

Dance at Turner Hall – December 7

Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein established in 1871Join the Fredericksburg Dance Club at the Turner Hall (Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein), at 103 E. Travis Street, Saturday from 8 pm to Midnight.  $10 at the door. Beer & Set-Ups available. Great dance floor and great music!

Turn Verein (that’s the Texas spelling of Turnverein) was orginally a gymnastic and social club begun in 1811 in Germany by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn.  Turn Veriens were established all over the country promoting gymnastics and calisthenics, and Turners contributed to the standardization and popularization of bowling nationwide.

Since 1854 there have been twenty-eight turnvereins in twenty-one Texas communities, some with over 600 members. As soon as possible after formation, all acquired halls spacious enough to accommodate gymnastics. Whether simple frame structures or elaborate masonry complexes housing bowling alleys, ballrooms, theatres, and saloons, nineteenth-century Texas Turner halls were often centers of community life. Financing came primarily from dues and rental and sale of property, although tax incentives and rent-free buildings for community service projects were sometimes provided. In 1984 six Texas turnvereins remained active: Boerne, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Houston, La Bahía, and San Antonio. Turners, however, have contributed much more than buildings. Though begun as gymnastic societies, most vereins also had social, intellectual, and benevolent goals. Houston’s Turners cared for the sick and needy, established schools, and provided dramatic and musical entertainment for the public. Turners organized elaborate Fourth of July celebrations for their towns or counties and made turnverein parks, gymnasiums, and bowling alleys available for general use. Most significant, Turners founded several of the first volunteer fire departments and provided fire protection for years. The Houston and Fredericksburg clubs received citations for this work. The 1870s were the heyday of turnvereins in Texas, with fifteen new clubs organized, both by second-generation German Texans and by Turners from other states. –

Mary Lou LeCompte, “TURNVEREIN MOVEMENT,” Handbook of Texas Online(, accessed February 15, 2011.

Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid – November 25

The 2011 Mayor's Christmas Committee invites you to join them on Marktplatz on Friday November 25 at 7 pm, as they kick off the Christmas Season at the FREE Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, Brass Band, Children's Chorus, performances by our local Nutcracker dancers, holiday music and more!

A Fredericksburg tradition, this community event will truly get you into the holiday spirit!


26 ft. German Christmas Pyramid 
30 ft. Lighted Christmas Tree, adorned with German ornaments designed by local artisans
Nativity provided by private donation
Two 50 ft. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" skylines
Gingerbread Village designed by local artist Margaret Hannum
Tunnel of Lights
26 LED lighted trees
30 lighted wreaths

Free hot chocolate, cookies and pastries!

**In the spirit of giving, you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for our local food pantry.**

Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit for Bastrop

Have YOU done your part to help the victims of the largest wildfire in Texas history? Here’s your chance on Sunday, October 23rd from 5 pm until midnight at Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille , under the BIG Beau D’Arc tree, on Main Street in Fredericksburg.

It’s a “Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit for Bastrop” with 8 Hill Country Bands, a silent auction and barbecue plates prepared by the Fredericksburg Jaycees included with a $20 sugggested donation.

Fredericksburg favorites, The Polkamatics (formerly known as the Luckenbach Jr. High Progressive Oompah Band) will kick off this rockin’ event at 5PM on Sunday October 23rd, followed by:
The Johnny Nicholas Band
Melissa Weatherly with Sol Patch and the Any Given Sunday Band
Dave Fenley with Davey “The Deal” Shrank
and The Ben Beckendorf Band!
Joining forces with their Fredericksburg Neighbors are The Debbi Walton Band from Marble Falls and popular Kerrville cover band, Someone Like You~who will be closing out the night around midnight.

The Cowboy & Texan Games will be showing on the biggest HDTV’s in the Hill Country and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Bastrop and Heart of the Pines Fires Departments and victims of the largest wildfire in Texas History.

For more information please visit Silver Creek Beer Garden on Facebook or call 830-990-4949. Donated items for the Silent Auction can be dropped with Rikki at Silver Creek.

It’s the Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit For Bastrop on Sunday,  October 23rd~$20 suggested donation includes barbecue!
BBQ plates will also be available TO GO for $10

Sponsored by KFAN 107.9FM, KNAF 910AM & The Deuce Radio, Little ‘D’ Art Ranch, Puff Bunny Records, Riversounds Recording Resort on the Llano River, Ben E. Keith and Sysco Foods.

The Peddler Show: Fredericksburg November Show

The Peddler Show offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can’t be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you’re sure to find that perfect gift at The Peddler Show! Whether you’re looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It’s the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don’t miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! For more information, please visit