New Braunfels: Newly Bustling City and Vacation Getaway

New Braunfels is a fast-growing city that is located about 45 minutes from San Antonio, Texas. It is brimming with international culture, holding Wurstfest ("sausage festival") every November, which draws on the city's strong German heritage. In December, New Braunfels celebrates Wassailfest, which is nearing its 25th year. It is an annual contest to determine who makes the best Wassail, an apple cider drink. New Braunfels draws a large number of tourists in the summer because of its cold-spring rivers that provide the opportunity to tube and its famous watermark resort, Schlitterbahn, which has won Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for fifteen years straight.