In 1845 Lindheimer settled on 2 ½ acres on the Comal River at the invitation of Carl Prince Solms-Braunfels. The half-timbered house is one of the oldest remaining structures in New Braunfels. He collected a bounty of plant specimens that would make him famous.
Johann Michael Jahn was one of the original settlers in New Braunfels in 1845 and was a Master Craftsman or Tischlermeister . His home reflects many aspects of his trade. The left side of the house was built first around 1855 and the right half added a few years later. The furnishings are of Victoria style. Original long leaf pine floors, ceilings and pine doors with diamond panels are shown in this restoration. Early roofs were usually cedar shake. ...
The historic Gerlich-Wagenfuehr Bed and Breakfast is located at 505 W. San Antonio Street in historic downtown New Braunfels. This 1858 restored home is owned and operated by the New Braunfels Conservation Society.
New Braunfels was founded March 21, 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels with three shiploads of 439 people. He chose this place because of the Comal Springs, third largest in the U.S. That was the beginning of a mass migration to the U.S. from Germany and Ireland. In just 15 years 30,000 Germans migrated to Texas settling a belt 100 miles east and west into the hill country.
Rent one of several venues at Conservation Plaza for parties, reunions, holidays and of course, weddings. Celebrations can be held at the Forke Store and the Rose Garden and Gazebo. Either can accommodate up to 100 people.
Call or e-mail us the next time you need a facility to hold your wedding, reception, banquet, or party. We offer reasonable rates and have several facilities to choose from.
Photo: Christmas party at Forke Store
Other Conservation Plaza sites are available. Please visit the Wedding page for more information on holding your wedding at NBCS.
Freiheit School Rentals
Gerlich-Wagenfuehr Bed & Breakfast (downtown)
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Please call the New Braunfels Conservation Society at 830-629-2943 for more information.