Founded in the 19th century by German immigrants, this municipality in Texas Hill Country has never forgotten its roots.
German-themed bakeries and beer gardens dot the downtown, and Oktoberfest remains a major celebration.
Retirees flock to Fredericksburg for warm weather, income-tax-free living, and the outdoors. The city's largest park, the 150-acre Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, offers lake fishing, a 72-par golf course, and an Olympic-size pool for swimming.
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