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Texas Top 40, No. 7, Fredericksburg

39A-BB71If only the German immigrants who first settled Fredericksburg in 1846 could see what they started.

“FREDERICKSBURG HAS IT ALL: GOLF, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR, ENCHANTED ROCK, 290 WINE TRAIL, GERMAN HERITAGE, SHOPPING, B&BS, AND GREAT RESTAURANTS. THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE OF ALL AGES.” —AMBER NANNI, STONEWALL

This thriving Hill Country community melds Old World heritage with small-town charms and big-city perks. Throughout the year, throngs of festival-goers descend on events celebrating everything from the oohs and aahs of wildflower season to the oompahs of Oktoberfest. Voters noted the plentiful local wineries, homebrews, B&Bs (400-plus), restaurants, shops, museums, live theater, and art galleries. Plus, the town makes a great home base for excursions to Enchanted Rock, the LBJ parks, and other Hill Country wonders.

For more information, contact the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, 830/997-6523 or 888/997-3600. More on events at www.tex-fest.com.

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