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Gruene Hall Introduction

Built in 1878, Gruene Hall in the historic Gruene district of New Braunfels is the oldest and most famous dance hall in Texas. The 6,000-square-foot venue hosts a packed calendar of country and western acts, including big names like Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and Lyle Lovett. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is a charming and historic small city. Set 38 miles northeast of San Antonio, it's home to the Schlitterbahn New Braunfels water park and Landa Park, the town's charming riverside gardens. There are numerous restaurants, wine bars and cafes within walking distance of the dance hall.

Hotels near Gruene Hall

There are several inns, family-run B&Bs and condos within walking distance of Gruene Hall, and more in downtown New Braunfels around the water park. If you're looking for budget and mid-range chain hotels and inns, head towards the junction of I-35 and State Route 46 on the outskirts of town. Many of the mid-range and budget lodgings close to New Braunfels feature indoor or outdoor pools and on-site restaurants, or offer free breakfast. Visitors flock to New Braunfels in the summer and at weekends, so the best deals are usually found in midweek or in the cooler months.

Where to stay near Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall is situated on the northern fringes of the historic Gruene District, which overlooks the winding Guadalupe River and is dotted with Texan restaurants and cantinas. It's home to a few independent hotels and guesthouses, but is best known for its specialty shops in 19th-century buildings. Downtown New Braunfels is 3.3 miles from Gruene Hall and is the heart of this charming German-style town, which is crammed with historic buildings including the Seekatz Opera House built in 1900, and the Schwarzen Wallfisch Saloon, which dates back to 1890. You'll find the highest concentration of budget and mid-range roadside hotels along the I-35.

Things to see near Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall is in the historic Gruene District on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Dominated by the landmark water tower, a visit to this 19th-century village is like stepping back in time, thanks to its attractive streets lined with charming gift shops, Texan restaurants, and small wineries. In downtown New Braunfels, a 2.6-mile drive from the dance hall, you'll find the popular Schlitterbahn New Braunfels water park, a 65-acre theme park with water slides and white water rapids. A 30-minute stroll from here is the interactive McKenna Children's Museum on West San Antonio Street.

How to get to Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall is situated 3.7 miles from I-35 and is best accessed by car. There is a large parking lot and plenty of street parking nearby. Both the historic Gruene district and downtown New Braunfels are compact enough to navigate on foot. Public transport is limited in the city, but it's easy to get a taxi, and bike rentals are plentiful. The nearest Amtrak stations are in San Marcos, a small college town 15 miles north of New Braunfels, and downtown San Antonio, which is a 40-mile drive south.