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Texas Top 40, No. 9 New Braunfels

51B Schlitterbahn

91The allure of a New Braunfels getaway is particularly strong during these dog days of summer, when the town’s two scenic rivers—the Comal and the Guadalupe—beckon for a refreshing dip.

“My favorite place for the last 48 years has been floating down the Comal River in New Braunfels."
—Annette Gleason, Cuero

Reader votes for New Braunfels as a top Texas destination flowed in, like so many inner tubes bobbing through the chutes at Schlitterbahn, the classic waterpark along the banks of the Comal. Yet New Braunfels offers more than swimming, tubing, and fishing. This little city boasts a rich German heritage—on full display at the annual Wurstfest, Nov. 7-14 this year—eclectic shops and eateries, and dancing at historic Gruene Hall.

For more information, contact the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, call 800/572-2626.

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