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.

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.**

Gästehaus Schmidt Christmas Office Hours

We will have the following office hours over Christmas:

Monday, Dec 24 – 9 am to noon
Tuesday, Dec 25 – CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec 26 – 9 am to 8 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 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

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

Have a Merry Christmas!


Now that the holidays are over, and we are all on our diets, some restaurants and venues are closed for a brief vacation.

  • Enchanted Rock – Closed until January 7th at 2 pm for a public hunt.
  • Altdorf Biergarten – Closed the month of January for cleaning.
  • Navajo Grill – Closed from January 9 reopening on the January 14
  • Rockbox – Closed until January 21

You can still come to Fredericksburg, of course.  We’d be happy to see you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving painting

Gästehaus Schmidt is closed today.  You can still make reservations online.  We will not be able to process your confirmations and maps until Friday.  We will not be answering our phones.  We will not be answering our On Call phone.

If you are arriving today, please check your “Holiday and Late Arrival Key Arrangements” on the map we sent you.  Your key will be at its pickup location at 3 pm.

If you are having problems with your accommodation, please contact the manager or owner of the property.  Their number is on the map that we sent you.

If you are departing today, and you need to return keys to our office, please drop them in the mail slot in our front door.  Please drive carefully.  We’d like to see you again next year.

Have a wonderful holiday.

We will re-open tomorrow at 9 am.

Willow City Live Quilt Auction – May 21

From kmel's Flickr stream

Hand-stitched and lovingly designed, quilts are family heirlooms to be passed from generation to generation, and now you have the opportunity to bid on some gorgeous ones during the Willow City Wildflower Live Quilt Auction on Saturday, May 21 at the Marktplatz on W. Main St.. in Fredericksburg. The preview is from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the live auction at 1 p.m. The auction is in support of the Willow City volunteer fire and rescue departments. The quilts will be available for viewing online two weeks prior to the actual auction date by logging on to – so look online first to find the perfect one. Then, happy bidding!

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.

The Juicerie now known as Gina’s Healthy Living Café and Juiceria

Gina’s Healthy Living Café and Juiceria, formerly called The Juicerie, is now open at 507 W. Main St., in Fredericksburg. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 830-990-2366.

Gastehaus Schmidt Christmas Office Hours

Our office will close early on Christmas Eve and will not reopen until 10 am on December 26. If you are arriving on those days, please follow the After Hours and Holiday Key Arrangements on the information sheet we sent you. If you encounter any problems with the property, the owner/manager’s phone number us also on the information sheet.

We will deliver keys as described in the information sheet by 3 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 23 – 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday, December 24 – 9 am to Noon
Friday, December 25 – Closed
Saturday, December 26 – 10 am to 5 pm

231 W. Main – 866-427-8374

Jaycees Turkey Shoot – November 1

Have you ever been to a Turkey Shoot?

Well now is your chance….the Fredericksburg Jaycees are having their 60th annual Turkey Shoot two weekends in a row..
Sunday October 27th and Friday November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to dusk!

Come see all the action on both weekends.

Live turkey head shoot, sight in range, bow and arrow, no hand guns, WIN PRIZES… also the paddle wheel, food and refreshments available.

At the Tivydale Shooting Rang, 13 miles west on Tivydale Road (FM 2093)