Beautiful hand-crafted, heart-shaped boxes and four-tiered jewelry boxes from France and Canada, filled with a wide selection of liquid center chocolates, fresh Truffles and Colette chocolates, are available for a limited time at Chocolat/Quintessential Chocolates at 251 W. Main Street (across the parking lot from us), in Uptown Fredericksburg. For details, call 830-842-3382.
We watched in nervous apprehension as the City of Fredericksburg erected its custom-made 26 foot Christmas Pyramid at the Marktplatz in the gusty wind. We watched the new Christmas tree as it was brought in, all 30 feet of it. We’ve been waiting for when both are lit, signaling the start of the holiday season in Fredericksburg. The Lighting Ceremony is on Friday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz.
On Wednesday October 19, one of our original homeowners, August Behrend passed away. He was 89 years old. He used to own Baethge-Behrend Home, out on Hayden Ranch Road. A few years ago, he and his wife, Betty, retired and passed the guesthouse to their daughter, Judy Philp. August was buried today.
August was included in the Texas German Dialect Project.
Our condolences go out to Behrend family.
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, 305 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg, is closed for vacation through Saturday, January 15.
Fine pre-1900 Native American artifacts from Texas & other parts of the U.S. will be on display during this event at the Lady Bird Johnson Park’s Pioneer Pavillion – including arrowheads, pottery, trade-era beads, and Indian jewelry.
Food and beverages will be for sale. Admission is $6 per person, and kids under 14 are free. Hours are from 8 am until 4 pm. The Pioneer Pavillion is a 432 Lady Bird Drive in Fredericksburg’s Lady Bird Johnson Park.
Just a reminder: Our office will close around noon today, Christmas Eve, and will reopen on Thursday, December 26 at 9 am.
If you have a problem at the property you are staying at, you can find the manager/homeowner’s phone number on the information sheet we sent you.
Have a Merry Christmas!
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.
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.
Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Williams Creek School at 5501 South Ranch Road 1623. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street. Please call 830/669-2855for more information.