New Braunfels (pronounced nu brownfells) is a city in Comal and Guadalupe Counties in the United States. UU. State of Texas that is a major city in the San Antonio - New Braunfels metropolitan area. Braunfels means brown rock in German; the city is named after Braunfels, in Germany.
New Braunfels was founded in 1845 by Prince Charles de Solms-Braunfels, commissioner general of the Adelsverein of Mainzer, also known as the Society of Nobles. Prince Carl named the settlement after his home in Solms-Braunfels, Germany. The land was located northeast of San Antonio, on the Royal Texas Trail, and had the strong fresh water springs of Comal, known as Las Fontanas, when the Germans arrived. It was approximately halfway between Indianola and the lower parts of the Fisher-Miller land grant.
The first settlers forded the Guadalupe River on Good Friday, March 21, 1845, near the current Fausto Street bridge. As the spring of 1845 progressed, the colonists built the Zinkenburg, a fort named after Adelsverein's civil engineer, Nicolaus Zink, divided the land and began building houses and planting crops. Prince Carl would also lay the cornerstone of Sophienburg, a permanent fort and a center for the immigrant association. In 1844, Prince Charles was so disillusioned with the logistics of colonization that he asked the Vereins to remove him as commissioner-general and appoint a successor.
Meusebach arrived, finances were in disarray, due in part to Prince Carl's lack of business experience and his refusal to keep financial records. To a greater extent, the financial situation occurred because the Adelsverein were an organization of nobles with no practical experience in business management. They were on the other side of the world and did not witness the situation faced by both Prince Carl and Meusebach. Henry Francis Fisher had not provided transportation or supplies for which the Vereins had advanced money.
Meusebach found Prince Charles in Galveston while trying to return to Germany, detained by authorities for unpaid bills. Meusebach paid the debts, so Prince Carl was able to leave. Cappes invited Henry Francis Fisher to New Braunfels, even though Fisher was not entirely trustworthy by the Vereins. On February 11, 1845, Fisher had participated in the coercion of newly arrived immigrants to sign documents stating their intention to leave the Verein and align themselves with Fisher's friend, Dr.
Friedrich Schubbert, also known as Friedrich Strubberg. Meusebach stabilized the community's finances and encouraged settlers to establish more neighboring communities. The largest of these secondary settlements was Fredericksburg, 80 miles (130 km) northwest of New Braunfels. New Braunfels is located in southeastern Comal County.
The city is 32 miles (51 km) northeast of downtown San Antonio, 19 miles (31 km) southwest of San Marcos and 48 miles (77 km) southwest of Austin. New Braunfels has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and generally mild winters. Temperatures range from 27.8°C (100°F) in summer to 9.4°C (49°F) in winter. In New Braunfels, July and August are the warmest months, with an average high of 95°F (35°C).
May, June and October have a lot of precipitation. The average annual rainfall was 35.74 inches (908 mm). NBISD operates several schools in New Braunfels. The city holds Wurstfest, a German-style sausage festival, every November, which is based on the city's strong German heritage.
Every December, the city celebrates Wassailfest in the historic center. New Braunfels attracts a large number of tourists, especially in summer due to the cold water rivers that run through the city. Many generations of families and university students return every summer to travel kilometers by subway along the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. New Braunfels is the site of the original water park, the Schlitterbahn WaterPark Resort.
Ernest Eikel Skate Park attracts many skate board enthusiasts. Unicorn Stadium, with a capacity of 10,000 people, is the largest sports stadium by capacity in New Braunfels. It opened in 1927 and is mainly used for American football and soccer. The venue also has an athletics track.
The other newspaper publisher serving the city of New Braunfels is the TX Citizen, formerly a citizen of NB. On Good Friday, wagons of emigrants forded the river in the same spot as Prince Carl, marking the founding of New Braunfels. Developments such as Solms Landing will continue to grow the city of New Braunfels and locals will continue to commit to preserving the deep German roots, heritage and charm of this fast-growing city in Texas. With the influx of new people to New Braunfell, there has been a desire to improve and grow the area near I-35. As you stroll through New Braunfels, it's clear that the city's heritage is built on its foundations.
For a large part of the music scene, the sound of New Braunfels tends to be more relaxed and authentic, unlike that of San Antonio and Austin. Fiercely dedicated to preserving the heart of the city's original heritage, the German-American Society of New Braunfels is touted as “a little piece of Germany in New Braunfels, Texas.”. New Braunfels was formally established on March 21, 1845 and later became one of the nation's most historic German-American communities. Carol Kolenberg, a 65-year-old New Braunfels native, doesn't think the city's heritage is disappearing with the new development.
And, from the fabulous Oktoberfest celebrations to the old school Kolaches, New Braunfels knows how to keep its German heritage alive. Despite the 5,000 mile distance between New Braunfels and Deutschland, many locals have appreciated and continued to practice the German language. New Braunfels proudly celebrates its cuisine, music and festivals with regular celebrations, such as the annual German Wurstfest (sausage festival) in November, the Wassailfest (hot cider) in December and the Wine & Saengerfest in the town square. The local New Braunfels newspaper, “The Herald-Zeitung”, which was proclaimed “unapologetically local since 1852”, was originally printed exclusively in German (making it the first of its kind in Texas).
It's becoming more of a suburb of San Antonio, says Mary Irwin, a member of the German-American Society of New Braunfels, which teaches German to children in the summer. . .