German Culture Thrives in San Antonio

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Heritage - Luxury Homes Division

 It may come as a real surprise to many to find that San Antonio has an incredibly strong German heritage. Of course you wouldn't give much thought to its name when you're enjoying a day at Schlitterbahn Water Park. But the fact is that from their first immigration to Texas in the 1830s, the majority settled in a broad, fragmented belt across the south central part of the state, especially in what's known as the Texas hill country around San Antonio.

 When you're in San Antonio, don’t miss a fun-filled shopping trip to our nearby strongly-German communities. Boerne's Main Street features an abundance of eclectic antique shops, boutiques, and even a famous pickle store. Gruene Hall serves up singers and gospel music along with a buffet on Sundays. This legendary spot is the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas. The town has been recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere attraction for visitors, but even with the remarkable growth of this once sleepy little town, the main focus of Gruene is, and continues to be, bona fide Texas. Finally, stop off in the town of New Braunfels, especially if you're here in November during the city's annual German-style sausage festival, Wurstfest. New Braunfels draws a fair amount of tourists particularly because of the cold-spring rivers that run through the city, and the Schlitterbahn Resort.

I know the local luxury market; I also know how to pronounce local German words like Boerne (BURR nee), Gruene (Green) and Bexar (bear) County. If you have clients moving to San Antonio, be sure and give me a call. I'm Paula Christo, and I am committed to helping you find the perfect home in Bexar or Kendall Counties.Contact me today for the very best in personalized attention, whether you’re buying or selling a San Antonio home. And don’t forget to “Like” me on Facebook; I’ll keep you up to date on everything wonderful in, and about, San Antonio!

Comments (1)

Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Paula: A nice reminder that German heritage is live and well all around San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne and the Texas Hill Country. New Braunfels community has grown through the years and has continued to always preview the German heritage. Wurfeast will be coming up later in the year, this is also a great tribute to the culture. Gruene is a great place for visitors, the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall, Market Days, the must visit Gristmill and many antique shops. Folks love to tube the Guadalupe River and of course play at Schlitterbahn attractions. We are proud to say we live and work right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country.

Hope you're having a nice summer. Thanks for the wonder blog featuring German heritage.

Carl and Ceil Winters, Canyon Lake Texas

Aug 04, 2011 02:54 AM