“Phantom of the Wurst” – Circle Arts Theatre located next door to the Wursthalle. The sausage themed spoof of the musical sensation shows the world of a mystery yodeler that helps a young girl create the best sausage in town. $8.00 per person/children under 6 admitted free with adult. For more information visit our website at www.circleartstheatre.org or for reservations call 830/837-6172.
New Braunfels Conservation Society Projects – Tours of Conservation Plaza – Open 10am- 2:30pm daily during Wurstfest/except Sundays 12-2:30pm – Located at 1300 Church Hill Drive. Tour of historic German village consisting of 18 restored/furnished structures (1849-1883). See a 1907 REO and 1898 Painted Pipe Organ. Admission: Adults: $2.50Children (6-18): $.50/Children under 6 free. Kaffee Haus – Forke Store in Conservation Plaza at 1300 Churchill Drive – Open 10:30 am-2 pm from November 7 through November 11. Enjoy homemade German lunch consisting of potato soup, authentic German Wurst & cheese sandwiches, chicken and ham salad sandwiches and homemade desserts served in an 1865 General Store. Ferdinand Lindheimer Home (circa 1852) – Located at 491 Comal Avenue – Tours upon request. Ferdinand Jakob Lindheimer (1801-1879) was the “Father of Texas Botany” and the newspaper editor of the Herald-Zeitung. Lindheimer was the man most responsible for New Braunfels being located by the Comal Springs. Admission: Adults: $2.00/Children: $.50. Buckhorn Barbershop Museum – Located at 521 West San Antonio Street – Tours upon request. A “1920’s” equipped working barbershop containing hundreds of hand-carved miniature circus animals and figures, antique toys and pictures made from rock. Admission: $1.50-Adults/$.50-Children. For more information on these projects visit our website at www.newbraunfelsconservation.org or call 830/832-9699.
ARToberfest – Open 10am-5pm daily/October 2 thru November 11 – Located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery – 239 West San Antonio Street. Fresh exciting art of all mediums! Admission is free. For more information visit our website at www.newbraunfelsartleague.org or call 830/629-8022.
Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic – Lazy L & L Campground – 11699 River Road – Recreational tour Saturday, November 5 – 8am and Individual Time Trial, Saturday, November 5 at 2pm/Team Time Trials Sunday, November 6 at 8 am. Event benefits the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. For more information visit our website at www.tourdegruene.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210/493-5878.
Wurstfest Regatta – Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Canyon Lake, Texas – November 5 & November 6 – Boardboats & Centerboards/November 12 & 13 – Keelboats & Multihulls. Saturdays 11:30am-4pm/Sundays 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Lake Canyon Yacht Club. Sailors throughout the state participate each year. Spectators are free. For more information visit our website at www.WurstfestRegatta.com, email email@example.com or call 210/590-7100.
Wurstfest Skat Tournament – Held at the Landa Haus next to train station in Landa Park – Saturday November 5 beginning at 9:30am, ISPA Skat Rules. Sunday, November 6 beginning at 8:30am, Texas Rules. The purpose of this tournament is to introduce and promote the playing of the German card game, “Skat”. Sponsored by the Texas State Skat League. For more information call 830/609-7375.
Wurst Five Mile Run – November 5. Starts in Landa Park by the Dance Slab at 8am. Race Day registration and packet pickup will be at the race site starting at 7am. For more information visit our website at www.athleteguild.com or call 877/806-3987.
Walkfest – November 5 & November 6 – 8am-3pm. Begins at 400 North Liberty Street. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Marsch-und Wandergruppe. Walks are for fun, fitness and friendship. All ages are welcome and anyone can walk at their own pace. Sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association and by the International Volkssport Verein. For more information visit our website at www.muw.walktexas.org or call 830/625-6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophienburg Museum & Archives – 401 West Coll Street – Tuesday through Saturday – 10am to 4pm. Experience the German heritage, culture and traditions that make New Braunfels the beautiful city that it is through self-guided tours, artifact filled exhibits and video presentations. You can follow the journey of German colonists to Texas, immerse yourself in language, science, education and industrial contributions to Texas, and learn the chicken dance! Explore our Archives to dig into your own German roots, finding your ancestors through our extensive collection of ship lists, family genealogies, local newspapers dating from 1852 and over half a million photographic images. Expect to fall in love with German made nutcrackers, smokers and Inge Glas Christmas ornaments to finish off your Christmas shopping early when visiting Sophie’s Shop or our booth at Wurstfest. For a little more in depth look at our history, try books on Texas & Comal County, along with New Braunfels memorabilia available at the museum. Admission: Adults $8.00/Students $4.00/Children $2.00/Active Military Free with ID. For more information visit our website at www.sophienburg.com or call 830/629-1572.
Heritage Society of New Braunfels Projects – Heritage Village/Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture Tours – Open 1pm-4pm daily during Wurstfest – Located at 1370 Church Hill Drive, adjacent to Conservation Plaza. See fine collection of Texas Biedermeier furniture hand crafted by German cabinet makers from 1840-1880. Admission: $5.00-Adults/$4.00-Seniors/$1.00 Children under 12. For more information visit our website at www.texashandmadefurniture.org or call 830/629-6504.
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church – Located at 386 North Castell Avenue. Open 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday/Saturdays 12-4pm/Sundays 1pm-4pm during Wurstfest. Learn about the historic Catholic Church in New Braunfels that was founded in 1846. Self guided audio tours to show the architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. For more information visit our website at www.sppnb.org or call 830/625-4531.
Wurst Open – Saturday, November 12 – Landa Park Golf Course – 8:30 am Shotgun Start/Two-Person Team Scramble -. Entry Fee: $150 per team includes tournament golf with cart, lunch & prizes. Sponsored by the Landa Park Golf Course. For more information visit our website at landaparkgolfcourse.com or call (830) 221-4341.
Historic Outdoor Art Museum – Learn important elements of New Braunfels early history through larger than life outdoor murals. (1) “City of a Prince”, located at West San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue, highlights German immigration from Europe and the founding of New Braunfels. (2) “A Tribute to Ferdinand J. Lindheimer” located on the L.A. Hoffmann Building at 165 South Seguin Avenue, showcases the importance of this brilliant man. Immigrant guide, editor/publisher of the first newspaper, teacher, medicine man, botanist and considered the father of Texas botany. (3) “The Lure of the Springs” located on the Landa Park Recreation Building conveys the importance of the Comal Springs and River from prehistoric times to the industrialization of New Braunfels through today. (4) “Spass and Gemütlichkeit” located at 148 South Castell along Krause Strasse depicts German fun and fellowship with sausage, beer & wine and bakery goods all currently in practice today. (5) A MUST SEE, the Wurstfest 50th Anniversary mural commissioned by Wurstfest and painted by local artist Brent McCarthy, located on the Northeast side of the Wursthalle with fronting on Elizabeth Street. (6) Hermann Seele – “The Soul of New Braunfels” mural located at 146 North Castell. A new media using 8 inch ceramic tile with the artwork being fired onto the tile at 1800 degrees F . Artwork by Brent McCarthy. Prince Carl Solms – Braunfels life size bronze by renowned sculptor Paul Tadlock standing in front of the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center on Seguin Avenue welcoming visitors to our city. Our founder, Prince Carl of royal lineage, thus, “City of a Prince”. The Museum is currently working on the eighth piece of public art honoring the Mexican-American culture and history of this area. For more information visit our website at www.nbmurals.org or call 830/609-1369.
Wurst Arts and Crafts Show – November 5 & November 6 – November 12 & 13/10am-5:30pm – Located on the Main Plaza in the New Braunfels Utilities Parking Lot. Admission is free. For more information call Tressie Russell at 830/708-5211.