Just across the parking lot is a fabulous mural depicting life in early New Braunfel.
As I said, it is huge. Sage, Linda, and Mary Jane posed in front of one part of it.
The artist was actually there refreshing the paint while we took photos.
After sampling several goodies like the strudel which Naegelin's is justly famous for making, we walked around town. The court house is impressive just like most of the court houses in Texas.
There are lots of beautiful old buildings in the downtown area.
There is a Train Depot Museum which was closed the day we were there but it looked interesting.
Henne's Hardware is another old family business. Henne Hardware started life in 1846 as a tinsmithing business run by Johann Henne. When Johann died in 1857, his 17 year old son Louis took over the business as Louis Henne Company and diversified it into the business it is today. Louis Henne died in 1912 and his son Adolph took it over until he died in 1943. His three sons ran the business until they sold it in 1973. The business has continued to be run like it was years ago so it is like taking a step back in time when you visit.
There are several other beautiful murals in downtown New Braunfels. Every Saturday, there is a Farmers Market nearby next to Krause's Biergarten and Café. It is definitely worthwhile to visit.