Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in New Braunfels

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The first ever Downtown Instagram Scavenger Hunt created by Spass Walking Tours was a success! The staff of UTSA Small Business Development Center had a great time on the hunt as the end to their staff retreat held at McKenna Event Center. To see some of their photos, check out #spasswalkingtours on Instagram. This is a fun activity to do with a group of friends or as a team building exercise.

Happy 170th Birthday, New Braunfels!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in New Braunfels

Luise Ervendburg painting

Did you know that Luise Ervendburg made a 65+ mile journey to join her husband Louis, (the protestant minister hired by Prince Carl in Galveston) and the other German settlers to cross the Guadalupe River and arrive here on March 21, 1845? Not only did she make that trip alone driving a wagon loaded with all their belongings; but she also managed to bring 2 milk cows, their one month old son and two year old daughter with her! She did all this in the middle of winter with only the wagon and a tarp to protect them from the sleet in January. Now that is a real woman!! God bless all those brave souls who founded our wonderful city! The painting of Luise and her babies is by Patricia Arnold, 1845, and is a part of the Sophienburg Museum Archives.