New Braunfels

New Braunfels broun´fəlz [key], city (1990 pop. 22,334), seat of Comal co., S central Tex., on the Guadalupe River inc. 1847. Portland cement, consumer goods, crushed limestone, furniture, and leather goods are produced. Cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and exotic animals are raised corn, wheat and sorghum are grown and there are wineries. New Braunfels was founded (1845) by Prince Carl von Solms-Braunfels and settled by thousands of German immigrants, whose heritage continues to flavor the city's culture. Local attractions include historical and children's museums the Schlitterbahn waterpark Landa Park, which contains Comal springs, river, and lake and the nearby natural bridge caverns.

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