Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is that more evident than in the town Fredericksburg. Back in 2009, I drove down there with a couple of friends. We stayed on a ranch outside of town and went to the Oktoberfest celebration. It was drizzling rain the whole weekend, but we still had a lot of fun.

On Main Street

Cool old stone house

This is the kind of cool old stone house that you just don’t see in Dallas.

Fredericksburg law firm

A small Fredericksburg law firm in an old house.

Fredericksburg alley

A very narrow alley just off the main drag.

Retro Buick sign

I love this retro Buick sign.

Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is the hometown of Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Around Fredericksburg

A shotgun shell light

The coffee shop there had these shotgun shell lights.

Don't spit on sidewalk

Don’t spit the on sidewalk in Fredericksburg.

In the Countryside

A winery just outside of town

We stopped at a winery just outside of town.

A tiny little chapel out in the country

A tiny little chapel out in the country.

At Our Cabin

Our cabin porch

Our cabin porch

Cat looking through a leaded glass window

A black cat lived outside our cabin. Here he is looking through a leaded glass window.


Have you ever been to Fredericksburg, or anywhere else in the Texas Hill Country? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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  1. July 20, 2012

    […] week I posted pictures of my trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. Here are a couple more. I wish I could have gotten more photos of the Oktoberfest celebration […]

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