New Braunfels is the only city in the state founded by German royalty. On March 14, 1845, Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels Germany purchased 1,265 acres that would soon become the City of a Prince. This year New Braunfels is celebrating its 175th year anniversary. All are invited to the following events to help celebrate this momentous year for New Braunfels. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • Unveiling of the 175th Mural 4 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Founders Trail Ride Arrives in New Braunfels TBD

Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Kindermasken Parade 10 a.m.
  • Founders Day Parade *immediately following Kindermasken Parade
  • Kindermasken Ball 11 a.m.
  • Founder’s Day Gala 6 p.m.
  • Founders Day Fireworks 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • First Protestant Church 175th Celebration
  • 175th Community Wide Blessing 6:30 p.m.

More information about these celebratory events is available at