That's History Comfort, Sisterdale, and Boerne

Boerne, Texas

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This is a cultural journey from Austin, a trip through three small towns that share a strong German heritage. Comfort was founded by German pioneers in 1854 who wanted to name the town “Gemütlichkeit,” meaning peace, serenity, comfort, and happiness. After some deliberation, though, they decided on the easier to pronounce “Comfort” instead. Today Comfort offers tourists numerous historic buildings to explore, filled with antique shops and restaurants. Visitors also find a historic inn and the oldest general store in Texas. Although no mineral spas remain today, Boerne still offers a quiet country atmosphere and dozens of antique shops in which to browse. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Austin. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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Day Trips from Austin

by Paris Permenter & John Bigley (The Globe Pequot Press)

This is a cultural journey from Austin, a trip through three small towns that share a strong German heritage. Comfort was founded by German pioneers in 1854 who wanted to name the town “Gemütlichkeit,” meaning peace, serenity, comfort, and happiness. After some deliberation, though, they decided on the easier to pronounce “Comfort” instead. Today Comfort offers tourists numerous historic buildings to explore, filled with antique shops and restaurants. Visitors also find a historic inn and the oldest general store in Texas.

Although no mineral spas remain today, Boerne still offers a quiet country atmosphere and dozens of antique shops in which to browse. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Austin. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

©  Paris Permenter & John Bigley/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Boerne
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to That's History: Comfort, Sisterdale, and Boerne

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May 2018