New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels: The third most populous city in Comal County, Texas. It is located on the Comal River in central Texas. New Braunfels is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the New Braunfels Visitor Center.


New Braunfels is a city located in the county of Comal in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 57,740 and a population density of 491 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 95,534 inhabitants.

The city was created 179 years ago in 1844.

New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas. It was established in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels of Germany.

Prince Solms founded the city as a German immigrant settlement. The Adelsverein organized hundreds of German immigrants to settle the land through the late 1840s.

New Braunfels was one of the first German settlements in Texas. The settlers cultivated the land, established commerce, and constructed architectural landmarks.

In 1846, New Braunfels became the seat of Comal County. It grew as a regional trading center and market town for farmers.

New Braunfels Today

Today, New Braunfels is a popular tourist destination in the Hill Country region of Texas. It has over 95,000 residents.

The city is known for its historic downtown, German heritage, rivers, and resorts. Major attractions include the Schlitterbahn Water Park and the historic Comal County Courthouse.

New Braunfels retains its German roots through architecture, festivals, music and food. But it also has a vibrant Texas culture and strong local economy.


New Braunfels represents an important chapter in the history of German settlement in Texas. Founded as an organized German colony, it preserves this heritage today. Key aspects of its history include Prince Solms, German immigrants, and the seat of Comal County.

New Braunfels locator map
Location of New Braunfels on Texas map.

Quick Facts about New Braunfels

Population : 95,534 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Comal County
Postal code : 78133, 78132, 78130, 78131
Phone Area Codes : 830
Area : 117.59 km2
Named for : Solms-Braunfels
Altitude : 630 feet / 192 meters
Capital city : New Braunfels is capital of Comal County
Establishment : January 01, 1845 (179 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 02:35:35 (22nd May 2024)
Density : 812 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 39.56% (2010-2020)
Guadalupe River in New Braunfels  TX IMG 0499 image
Guadalupe River in New Braunfels TX IMG 0499
Guadalupe River in New Braunfels  TX IMG 0499 image


New Braunfels is located at 29°42'11"N 98°7'28"W (29.7030000, -98.1244500).

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The population of New Braunfels increased by 39.56% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 57,740 - census
2011 59,319 2.66% estimation process
2012 60,885 2.57% estimation process
2013 63,025 3.4% estimation process
2014 65,902 4.37% estimation process
2015 70,133 6.03% estimation process
2016 73,351 4.39% estimation process
2017 78,902 7.04% estimation process
2018 84,495 6.62% estimation process
2019 90,209 6.33% estimation process
2020 95,534 5.57% estimation process

New Braunfels zip code is 78130. County name: Comal, County fips: 48091

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People born in New Braunfels (17)

People born in New Braunfels, including politician Bob Krueger, singer-songwriter Leigh Nash, engineer Daniel Meyer, .


  • Ferdinand C. Weinert (Seguin, Texas politician) he was born in 14/07/1853
  • Ray Katt (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 09/05/1927
  • Scott Ruffcorn (American baseball player) he was born in 29/12/1969
  • Sherman Corbett (American baseball player) he was born in 03/11/1962
  • Terry Tausch (American football player (1959-2020)) he was born in 05/02/1959
  • V. Craig Jordan (pharmacologist) he was born in 01/01/1947
  • Doug Miller (American businessman and politician) he was born in 14/07/1954
  • Demi Payne (American athlete) she was born in 30/09/1991
  • Victoria Scott (author) she was born in 01/02/1982
  • Richard Burdick he was born in 01/01/1929
  • Kevin Hervey (American basketball player) he was born in 09/07/1996
  • Raymond G. Bressler Jr. (American economist) he was born in 16/09/1911
  • Jordan Westburg (American baseball player) he was born in 18/02/1999
  • Harlan Wetz (American football tackle) he was born in 15/09/1925

Schools in New Braunfels

College & universities near New Braunfels, TX

Code Name City ZIP
368540 Seguin Beauty School-New Braunfels New Braunfels (TX) 78130
226860 William Edge Institute New Braunfels (TX) 78130-8216
228981 Texas Lutheran University Seguin (TX) 78155-5999
228088 Seguin Beauty School-Seguin Seguin (TX) 78155
488730 Northeast Lakeview College Universal City (TX) 78145

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near New Braunfels, TX

Code Name Address Type
SMC San Marcos Station 338 South Guadalupe St. RAIL
SAS San Antonio Station 350 Hoefgen Street RAIL
AUS Austin 250 North Lamar Blvd. RAIL
TAY Taylor 118 East First St. RAIL

Post offices near New Braunfels

Post Office Name City ZIP
New Braunfel Post Office New Braunfels (TX) 78130
Marion Post Office Marion (TX) 78124
Mc Queeney Post Office Mc Queeney (TX) 78123
Canyon Lak Post Office Canyon Lake (TX) 78133
Cibol Post Office Cibolo (TX) 78108

Other cities in Comal County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Comal County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Canyon Lake 21,262 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Bulverde 5,509 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Garden Ridge 4,266 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Valley View 865 Town of the United States
Spring Branch 270 Human settlement in Texas, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

New Braunfels distances to largest Texas cities