German Heritage

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German Heritage

 

San Antonio’s culture is diverse. And yes, we have German heritage, too. In the 1840’s, a group of German noblemen formed a group called the Adelsverein to protect German immigrants coming to Texas and to secure land for them in the Texas Hill Country. Today, that land includes visitor favorites like the towns of Fredericksburg, Comfort, Boerne and New Braunfels.

 

German immigrants also moved to San Antonio. One such immigrant was Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills. In 1860, he built an elegant home nestled between his mill and the San Antonio River, now known as the Guenther House — a favorite for brunch along the RIver Walk.

Also, in the late 1800’s, the King William neighborhood was settled by other prominent German merchants. Today, it’s the state’s first zoned historic district and one of the most stylish residential areas in the city.

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