|Plenty of unique shopping in downtown Fredericksburg|
|St. Mary's Catholic Church|
|This truck is parked outside an art gallery. Only in Texas is this advertising!|
|Biergarten at at the Auslander|
|The old hospital of Fredericksburg now houses a kitchen shop|
Fredericksburg is a city in central Texas, known for its wineries. The city's German heritage is on display throughout the town and especially at the Pioneer Museum, which features settlers' homesteads and artifacts. We really enjoyed visiting this living history museum talking with the volunteers dressed in period clothing.
|German kitchen or kuchen|
|Oma forgot her bonnet|
|Recreated bath house|
|Character from the past playing a wash tub|
|Oma showed us how to knit with three needles|
|This trapper was skinning a real raccoon|
In the nearby town square, Marktplatz, the Vereins Kirche is a replica of a 19th-century German church that once stood in the city. The vast National Museum of the Pacific War features WWII exhibits, including a recreated combat zone.
|Vereins Kirche - replica of a German church|
|National Museum of the Pacific War|
The crown jewel of Fredericksburg’s recreational parks is the 150 acre Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Rolling hills and rambling Live Oak Creek set the stage for a beautiful day. It is a place to rest, relax and enjoy nature. Five pavilions serve as the spot for birthday parties, class and family reunions, school field trips, weddings and more. Baseball/softball fields are available for a casual game or can be reserved. A sand volleyball court and outdoor basketball courts are available. The park offers a beautiful setting for large and small groups no matter the occasion.
|Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Sign|
|Fishing along Live Oak Creek near Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park|
|Fort Martin Scott entrance|
|Rebuilt areas and remnants of the old fort|
|Limestone kitchen/storage area of the fort|
|Proudly flown over the post office at Luckenbach|
|Inside the general store/beer joint hang a memorial to Hondo, Luckenbach's most famous citizen|
|Outdoor access to the important stuff - beer!|
The post office and general store/beer joint was opened in 1886 by August Engel. Today the tiny hamlet boasts that "everybody is somebody" in Luchenbach, and under its it is the perfect escape for road weary travelers who want to escape the Texas heat under a shady canopy of live oak trees while listening to a variety of Hill Country musicians.
|Plenty of shade, character's and music under the live oak trees|
|We're not sure if the population of Luckenbach includes these chickens|
|In case you get lost, look for the signs|