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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