Fredericksburg gets a little crazy about Christmas. The streets of downtown are all decorated with lights, and the Marktplatz (Market Square) has a Christmas Tree, a Christmas Pyramid, Ice Skating, and other fun activities. I recommend the drive from Austin if you are looking for some Christmas Cheer.
There were plenty of colorful displays in the shops of Fredericksburg as they invited Christmas shoppers in for a look around.
If you walk around Fredericksburg you will see a few tall church steeples. Here are some images from one of those historic churches in town.
Today’s most excellent lunch was found at the Rathskeller Restaurant in the town of Fredericksburg. True to its name, it is located in the basement of a stone building on the main drag through town. My lunch today was the Jaeger Schnitzel with red beans, German potato salad, and iced tea. It was so good that I wish I could have ordered seconds.
Tonight’s dinner was at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. I had a soft pretzel for starters, followed by the Schinken Schnitzel with German Potato Salad and Brewery Onion Rings. It was the perfect meal to follow an afternoon/evening of climbing Enchanted Rock.
If you go hiking at Enchanted Rock, I recommend that you hike around to the backside and take the Echo Canyon Trail up to the summit. It is a beautiful path to the top, filled with chirping birds and other wildlife.
Today’s mission was to hike some trails and climb up to the top of Enchanted Rock. My plan was to take the Loop Trail to the Scenic Overlook. From there, I would backtrack a little and hike over to the Echo Canyon Trail. Then I would meet up with the Summit Trail and roam around on top of the Rock until the sun went down. It was an awesome day for this hike!