Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast Cookbook

After 19 years in business I have finally published my cookbook – all the breakfast recipes plus a few, great family recipes that have stood the test of time – about 42 recipes in all. Most guests are picking one up when they stay with us, so “From Our Table to Yours” I hope all our guests at Das Garten Haus enjoy it!

Great Restaurant in Fredericksburg

After 18 years as innkeepers, our favorite restaurant is still Mamacitas.  Located just two blocks from the Pacific War Museum, they serve great Tex-Mex, steaks, and fried shrimp.  You wouldn’t ordinarily order American food at a  Mexican food restaurant, but you can’t beat their steaks and shrimp – Caesar salad and sides included – for under $20.  Constant tea, chip, and salsa refills, and a roving manager make all the right ingredients for a pleasant, affordable dinner!  Don’t forget the great Margaritas too!  Das Garten Haus guests always enjoy it!


Live Entertainment in Fredericksburg, Texas

While Fredericksburg, Texas is known for its wildflowers, wineries and great shopping, you’d surely be missing out if you didn’t catch a performance at the Rockbox Theater.  Known for their professional voices and great renditions of American classic tunes, the cast at the Rockbox won’t leave you disappointed.  Appropriate for all ages, you can catch one of their shows on Friday or Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., or retreat from the heat for a bit and attend their matinee on Saturday or Sunday.  Come in April and you can attend their special Thursday night performance with exceptional ticket deals.

Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast  is the perfect place to stay and complete your Fredericksburg trip.  The knowledgeable hosts are happy to give you the latest information on Fredericskburg’s best live entertainment, wining and dining.

Wildflowers in Fredericksburg

It’s looking like the Texas Hill Country will have a good crop of wildflowers this spring.  The early news is that the fall rain has germinated the bluebonnets, and because of the drought, they have been able to spread where other vegetation hasn’t fared as well.  Make your reservations now – best viewing is generally the first few weeks of April.  It ‘s not too early to start planning your Spring Getaway!


New Fredericksburg Wineries

Fall is just around the corner – this heat will end! New wineries in the Texas Hill Country are popping up everywhere. Visit Fredericskburg, Texas – grab a map at your B&B at Das Garten Haus and let us show you what’s new! We are excited about the upcoming opening of Messina Hof Winery!

Birding in Fredericksburg, Texas

Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival takes place here at Lady Bird Johnson Park on April 29-May 1.  Come enjoy the educational and entertainment activities focusing on the unique wildlife features of the Texas Hill Country.  Sponsored by the Fredericsburg Rotary Clubs and the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, this celebration of natural flight should make for a great weekend.  There will be tours, lectures, nature walks and a trade show.  Join your fellow birders and nature enthusiasts in the Texas Hill Country!

Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest

This is probably my favorite festival.  One day, October 23rd from 12-7 PM.  Many Texas wineries represented.  The weather is great, and the music is a combination of  Hill Country, a little folk, and old rock and roll.  Texas food purveyors set out tastes of their products and everyone has a great time!  New wineries keep cropping up all the time, so come taste what Fredericksburg has to offer.  Have yourself a big breakfast, and then head over to Marketplatz for the afternoon!

Fredericksburg Trade Days

On the third weekend of every month  (that’s this weekend!) Fredericksburg has Trade Days.  Over 300 vendors –  in 6 barns and over several acres  – sell antiques, shabby chic items, clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more.  Located just six miles east of Fredericksburg and right across from Wildseed Farms, here’s a place to explore what the Texas Hill Country has to offer.  Grab a beer and stroll the grounds.  You never know what you’ll find.

Texas National Park

LBJ State and National Park, located just outside Fredericksburg, Texas, has made some important changes.  When visiting the park , you now receive a CD and are allowed to drive through at your leisure and stop and visit the sights. Just 15 minutes from some great Bed and Breakfast inns, the “Texas White House”,

Front Lawn of the Texas White House

 LBJ’s retreat from Washington, is now open to the public with many rooms restored to their original condition and more rooms to open in the future.  The Jet Star aircraft that LBJ used before and during his presidency has just been returned to the ranch as a permanent display.  Don’t miss the great changes at this Texas Hill Country treasure!  Visit Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm while there and see how self sufficient they were, and are, as volunteers carry out the day to day activities of a turn-of- the-century Texas-German family farm.

Wildseed Farms in the Texas Hill Country

Wildseed Farms is located just seven miles east of Fredericksburg, and is open seven days a week for your perusal.  Visit the center in spring when the largest growers of wildflowers have their fields in bloom,  then spend time in the Market Center browsing, and of course you can pick up some wildflower seeds.  There are walking trails and a butterfly exhibit, as well as an outstanding nursery.  All our overnight  guests end up spending a couple of hours there – it is a diverse and entertaining experience!