about our city

Fredericksburg is a city of beauty and charm.

In 1847, a young German immigrant named John O. Meuesbach met with Comanche Chief Ketemoczy just north of Fredericksburg to engage in peace talks. As the representative of a German immigrant society that had just purchased 3.88 million acres in the Texas Hill Country, Meuesbach sought mutual understanding and respect between his people and the Comanche. The resultant peace treaty, known as the Meuesbach-Comanche Treaty, is to this day considered to be the only unbroken pact between U.S. settlers and Native Americans. 

This commitment to finding common ground and living gently remains the bedrock of Fredericksburg’s charming small-town culture. Today, Fredericksburg is recognized as one of the friendliest, most welcoming Texas towns, where residents and families enjoy a higher-than-average quality of life and work together to maintain a beautiful, livable community. What’s more, Fredericksburg is in the heart of the Texas wine country and has a thriving art and live music scene.