If you live in New Braunfels, you most definitely have seen them. But, have you ever really looked at them? These massive works of art and their subject matter are something to be considered. This series of 6 historic building murals make up the New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Museum. Founded in 1996, its mission was to "enhance New Braunfels' historic district while teaching and celebrating local history and heritage through art for locals and visitors alike", and to "instill the belief that historic outdoor public art can unite business and art to revitalize and generate economic diversification of the Historic Downtown District". Here they are below, but we encourage you to go out and take these in for yourself.

 

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CITY OF A PRINCE

City of a Prince portrays the arrival of settlers and the founding of New Braunfels in 1845.
Dedicated: March 21, 1999
Artist: Texas Senate honored muralist and historian, Clinton Baermann
Location: W. San Antonio St. and Castell Ave., one block from Main Plaza

 

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SPASS AND GEMUTLICHKEIT

The Spass and Gemutlichkeit mural pays tribute to the beloved Krause's Cafe, a locals gathering place for over 60 years, as well as New Braunfels' rich tradition of sausage, bread, beer and wine.
Dedicated: April 19, 2007
Artist: local artist, Brent McCarthy
Location: 148 S. Castell Ave., Friesenhaus Restaurant

 

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HERMANN SEELE - THE SOUL OF NEW BRAUNFELS

Hermann Seele was selected due to his diverse contribution to the community as well as being the colony's first teacher in 1845. This mural depicts Seele's life in five tiled panels.
Dedicated: October 28, 2012
Artist: Original paintings were first created by Brent McCarthy, scanned and enlarged over 300% by Dan Tharp, then transferred onto 8X8 inch bisque tiles, kiln fired and installed by Kevin Acker.
Location: 144 N. Castell Ave., next to McAdoo's Seafood Co.

 

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LINDHEIMER - FATHER OF TEXAS BOTANY

The Lindheimer mural features Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, known as the father of Texas botany. It honors his botanical achievements, which include over 50 plants that bear his name. He is also known for starting the community's first German newspaper.
Dedicated: May 21, 2001 in celebration of Lindheimer's 200th birthday
Artist: San Antonio mural artist, Alex Brochon
Location: 129 S. Seguin Ave., next to Naegelin's Bakery

 

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LURE OF THE SPRINGS

Overlooking the pristine waters of the Comal River, is Lure of the Springs. This mural chronicles the history and eternal beauty of the Comal Springs and river from prehistoric times to the development of Landa Industries.
Dedicated: October 8, 2004
Artist: Clinton Baermann
Location: 110 Golf Course Dr., on the NB Parks and Recreation building

 

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FENSTER INST WURSTFEST

The Windows Into Wurstfest mural pays homage to Wurstfest, the 10 day ultimate salute to sausage, beer, and music. It provides a glimpse into the fun, food, and festivities during the yearly New Braunfels celebration.
Dedicated: October 18, 2010, Wustfest's 50th year celebration
Artist: local artist, Brent McCarthy
Location: 124 Elizabeth Ave., Wursthalle Building, next to Circle Arts Theatre