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Fredericksburg - 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.


John Alden Boyd

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This may be the best place to get your 15 minutes of fame - extra guitars hanging behind the bar that you can take down and play. Everyone is invited. I partook in same wonderful, wonderful, wonderful experience, there is a kissing booth, funtioning old time post office and 2 stages, as well as a snack bar where you can get hot dogs and hamburgers... Let's go to Luckenbach Texas, with Waylon and Willie and the boys. Plenty of parking. Infrastructure and maintenance is top notch- including the cleanest bathrooms I have ever encountered.

MoMo Go BamBam

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
I really used to love this place and it had special meaning to me because I go there with someone I deeply love. We stop every time we pass by to have a beer and maybe shop. Unfortunately it seems as though the friendliness is just not there anymore. Bought $60 worth of t-shirts from a cranky old lady at the counter who continuously rolled her eyes at me for asking to look at some of the different t-shirts behind the counter. I found out that she was doing this after the fact, she is lucky I did not see her doing it because I would have given her a reason to be cranky. Apparently, you are not allowed to laugh and enjoy your man's company when listening to music in the bar, no clue who it was, although I think I bought a cd from him before I realized he was jerky. We have seen him several times and he also has some issues with his personality. Very unfortunate because this place is beautiful and has great potential. The cats in the bar and the cold beer are my favorite. Also enjoy taming the chickens (maybe roosters?) outside. Spent new years there a couple times and met some great local people. I will likely continue to visit because with the exception of a couple rude employees/pickers I like the place.

Thom Anderson

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
I went on presidents day at 2 PM. The place was fairly empty but you could tell by the size of the parking lot that it gets packed on the weekends. It's definitely not my scene but the size of the venue tells you they're doing something right. The store and small performances alone are worth taking the 25 min detour from your drive.

Karen Shull

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Maybe not the traditional review of Luckenbach, but we had our wedding reception here this past weekend and it was the best decision we could have made. The manage Bobbi is wonderful to work with and accommodated all our requests. She additionally recommended a wedding planner to me who was able to work smoothly with the venue and organize the wedding reception of our dreams. Luckenbach Dance Hall is BEAUTIFUL at night, and dressed up better than I could have ever dreamed. We wanted a place that we could dance the night away and make wonderful memories with all our families and friends, and this was the PERFECT place. Thank you Bobbi and Luckenbach!!! We had such a wonderful time!!!


Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
We stop in Luckenbach Texas on our way home, it was a very nice and relaxing place, everyone was so nice and welcoming. It is a great place to stop by to look at all the antiques, eat some great food, have some great drinks, and listen to some great music. Great place to visit, glad we stopped by. We definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

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