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Luckenbach Texas

412 Luckenbach Town Loop

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Luckenbach was established in 1849.

One of the first settlers in the area was Jacob Luckenbach (1817-1911). A group of German nobility, the Adelsverein, hoped for great riches by establishing a colony in the New World. In 1845 Jacob signed up and sailed with his family on the Johann Dethardt to Indianola in December. Jacob's family was one of the first settlers to arrive in Fredericksburg. He was allocated a town lot and a 10-acre lot southwest of town, where he first settled his family. In 1852, he sold both properties and moved 12 miles southeast of the site that was later known as Luckenbach.

He was instrumental in the creation of Gillespie County and served as county commissioner and school super-visor. Even though he opposed secession, he served in Captain Englebert Rrauskopf's Home Guard during the Civil War. His youngest brother, August, joined a group of Union sympathizers and died at the hands of Confederate forces in 1862. Although Jacob Luckenbach and his family were early settlers, they are not credited with founding the town of Luckenbach. That honor goes to the Rev. and Mrs. August Engel. Rev. Engel was a circuit-riding Methodist preacher and was often away from home. Mrs. Engel, having time on her hands, established a small country store near their home in 1860. When August Engel Jr. applied for a post office, his sister, Minna Engel, agreed to work as his clerk. While they were filling out the postal application, Minna selected the name of her fiancé, Carl Albert Luckenbach, who was the son of Jacob.


Sophia Mattos

Friday, July 20, 2018
Cute small place! The old post office is a souvenir shop and towards the back of the store they have a Full Bar. You can buy yourself a drink sit out back and enjoy the music. They also have two food trucks with burgers, sandwiches, nachos, funnel cakes and the best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted. It was definitely worth the hour drive.

Perry Jefferies

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Already a Texas classic, they've improved with more options for grabbing a beer (ask for Shiner BOCK, not a "shiner"), something to eat, or even a custom decorated hat to wear. Beautiful layout underneath trees as old as Texas, washer pitching, and sometimes great concerts in an intimate pole barn. Get there early if you want a seat. We saw Ray Wylie Hubbard there - incredible - even if the security didn't let me take the pictures I wanted.

Cullen Ryan

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
An essential piece of Texas Country history. We went on a Tuesday night and it was pretty much deserted. You are still free to roam around the grounds and see all that there is to see. The gift shop accepts cards, the bar is cash only with an ATM onsite. People there are very friendly and will answer whatever questions they can. If you're in the area it's definitely worth the stop.

Wayne Geiser

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I expected to be one of the only ones in a town of three buildings. A quick stop for a photo and on our way. Instead, we found a large souvenir store and a bunch of folks sitting at picnic tables listening to live music. Note to motorcyclists ... ignore the signs telling you to park in a huge, nearby field. There is a place just for motorcycle parking in the center of town.

Life As A Rio

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Such a fun step back in time! We've always talked about visiting and so glad we did. Be sure and stop in for a cold brew and tell Rusty 2, the chicken hello. He loves being petted.

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