Alte Welt Gasthof - An Old World Inn

P.o. Box 628 142 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Innkeeper(s): Ron & Donna Maddux

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  • Summary

    Modern Comforts with an Old World Feel

    The charm of a German settlement founded in 1846 is sure to win you over along with a stay at a unique, conveniently located bed and breakfast filled with period decor and comfortable upscale furnishings.

    Alte Welt Gasthof (Old World Inn) of Fredericksburg, Texas is conveniently located on the main block of the shopping district in the downtown area. The Inn is only one half of a block from Marktplatz where the most popular events occur such as Oktoberfest and the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival. Many shops and restaurants as well as the Pioneer Museum are all within walking distance of the Inn.

    A short fifteen-mile drive southwest towards the Lady Bird Johnson State Park will bring you to the ten acres of The Fredericksburg Nature Center which houses eleven distinct habitats. Don't forget to explore the vineyards and see for yourself why Texas wine country is not to be missed with Texas Wine Tours through the local wineries and tastings at any of the shops and vineyards nearby.

    Your stay with Alte Welt Gasthof includes a refrigerator stocked with complimentary juices and soft drinks, a breakfast voucher, coffee and tea bar, cable television with a VCR/DVD player, Internet access, off street parking and a private bathroom with a shower.


  • Introduction

    Fredricksburg Texas, in the heart of the hill country, was founded in 1846 by German settlers and its charm and heritage endure to this day. The Fredericksburg historic district is a designated National Register Historic District. Fredericksburg TX., just a little over an hour drive from Austin and San Antonio, offers a unique shopping experience with some of Texas best specialty shops filled with antiques, gifts, fashion, foods, books and more. The Fredericksburg restaurants are famous for their international menu of German, Mexican, Spanish, and American favorites.

    When planning your visit, remember attractions are open during the week so there is no need to wait for the weekend. In fact, Fredricksburg TX. is a great destination any day of the week, any season of the year. Whether you are looking for fine dining, the best in shopping, a wonderful bed and breakfast or a leisurely drive through the Texas hill country, Fredricksburg with all its shops, museums, galleries, fine dining and Texas hill country attractions, will provide a memorable experience not soon forgotten. Excerpt from

    Area Attractions

    The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock
    YO Ranch
    The Living Touch Spa
    Hill Country Trail Riding
    Riverhill Country Club
    Boot Ranch
    Fredericksburg Nature Center
    European Day Spa of Fredericksburg
    Fredericksburg Herb Farm
    Gillespie County Fair & Festivals
    Hill Country Bicycle Works
    Hill Country Outfitters
    White Ghost Ranch
    Lady Bird Johnson Park and Golf Course
    Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
    Buck Valley Ranch
    A Quiet Hill Ranch
    National Museum of the Pacific War
    Pioneer Museum
    Becker Vineyards and Lavender Farm
    The Exotic Resort Zoo
    Wildseed Farms
    Bell Mountain Vineyards
    Singing Water Vineyards
    Chisholm Trail Winery
    Texas Wine Tours
    Texas Hills Vineyard
    Fredericksburg Winery
    Water 2 Wine
    Grape Creek Vineyards
    D'Vine Wine of Fredericksburg
    Pedernales Cellars
    Fall Creek Vineyards
    Torre di Pietra Vineyards & Winery
    Rancho Ponte Vineyard
    Agave Gallery
    Irene Klein Country Gallery & Studio
    Cowboy Bronze
    Whistle Pik Galleries
    Artisans at Rocky Hill
    Fredericksburg Theater Company
    Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival
    Rockbox Theater


  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ron Maddux for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay at our inn because of its location and historic décor. We are located in the main block of our shopping district and the inn is only ½ block from Marktplatz. Marktplatz is where all our local events take place like Oktoberfest and Wine and Food Fest.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our upscale and period décor. Our inn was decorated by the head decorator of Homestead Furnishings, an internationally recognized design house. I love the décor, the location and the historic significance of our inn.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The #1 reason to visit Fredericksburg is our German heritage architecture. Wine producing vineyards and unique shops are reasons people come to Fredericksburg.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We have had many compliments over the years, but our inn has been complimented many times for its cleanliness, location and unique décor.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret of the area is how many state parks we have. We have Lady Bird Johnson State Park and golf course, Enchanted Rock State Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park all within 15 miles of the inn.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    A 4 night stay should feature all of the upscale dining we have, unique shopping, antiquing, state park visits, golfing and tours through the local wineries and wine tastings at many shops and vineyards.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Marktplatz (where all the yearly events take place), upscale shopping, restaurants, wine shops, wine bars, Nimitz Museum, George w. Bush Museum. Japanese Gardens, County Court House, Pioneer Museum, and Rock Box Theater are all within walking distance of our inn.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have many upscale restaurants in Fredericksburg, but we specialize in great German food.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    There are many websites that feature Fredericksburg, Texas. One of the best sites is

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Alte Welt Gasthof has two unique units. But we own several other properties.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets and all our units are non-smoking.