Abbreviation: TX

Nickname: The Lone Star State

Capital: Austin

Official language: None

State Motto: Friendship

Admitted to Union: December 29th 1845 as the 28th state

German settlements since: 1830

Population: about 27.862.000

German-Americans:  more than 2.543.000  -  about 10%


















Regional German-American institutions

- Alpine Dancers G.T.E.V Edelweiss, Garland

- Austin Saengerrunde, Austin

- Arion Maennerchor, Fredericksburg

- Beethoven Maennerchor, San Antonio

- Dallas Frohsinn Singing Society, Dallas

- Dallas Goethe Center, Dallas

- Deutscher Verein, Justin

- Fort Worth German American Club, Fort Worth

- Fredericksburg German Club, Fredericksburg

- German American Club of Dallas, Dallas

- German-American Association, New Braunfels

- German-American Association, Corpus Christi

- German Centre Houston, Houston

- German Heritage Commission of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg

- German Schuhplattler, Fort Bliss

- German Society, Alice

- German Texan Heritage Society, Austin 

- German Club of Central Texas, Harker Heights

- Heimatmelodie Gemischter Chor, Corpus Christi

- Houston Liederkranz, Houston

- Houston Saengerbund, Houston

- Houston Turnverein, Houston

- Liederkranz of Copperas Cove, Harker Heights

- New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonie, New Braunfels

- New Braunfels German-American Society, New Braunfels

- Rathkamp Deutsche Volkstanzgruppe, Houston

- Schuhplattler- und Trachtenverein Almrausch, Frisco

- Texanischer Schuhplattlerverein, Plano

- Texas German Society, Austin 

- Texas German Society, Galveston 

- Texas German Society, Houston

- Texas State Saengerbund








German fests/ events

- Bierfest in Austin

- Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

- Weihnachtsmarkt in Austin








German Restaurants

- Bavarian Bakery and Café, Fort Worth

- Bavarian Grill, Plano

- Bavarian Restaurant, Kirby

- Center Restaurant & Tavern, Muenster

- Der Lindenbaum, Fredericksburg

- Edelweiss German Restaurant, Fort Worth

- Friesenhaus, New Braunfels

- Greenwood’s German and European Restaurant, Fort Worth

- Henk’s Deli and Black Forest Bakery, Dallas 

- Joerg’s Café Vienna, Plano

- Kuby’s German Deli and Restaurant, Dallas

- Old Heidelberg, Houston

- Opa’s Schnitzelhaus, Wichita Falls

- Rohmer’s Restaurant & Catering, Muenster

- Rudi Lechner’s Restaurant and Bar, Houston

- Scholz Garten, Austin

- The Auslaender Restaurant, Fredericksburg

- Walburg Restaurant, Walburg








Stores specialized on German goods

- Bayer’s Kolonialwaren, Muenster

- Bread Haus, Grapevine

- Fischer’s Meat Market, Muenster

- German Deli, Colleyville

- Heidi’s German Bakery, Copperas Cove

- JB’s German Bakery, Corpus Christi

- Kuby’s German Deli and Restaurant, Dallas

- Margie’s Sweet Shop, Wichita Falls

- Marina’s German Bakery, El Paso

- Pfeifer’s German Bakery & Deli, Harker Heights








Towns with German Background

- Fredericksburg (Friedrichsburg)

- Muenster

- New Braunfels

- Walburg







Additional information

- The Germans of Fredericksburg signed the only treaty with native Americans, that has never been broken.

- During the Civil War Germans were pursued by the Texas Rangers for denying to fight against the Union and defend slavery.

- Chester Nimitz, commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas during World War II, was born in Fredericksburg and brought up in his deeply German family. He signed the Japanese capitulation for the USA!

- Texas-Deutsch is a German dialect on it’s own. 

- German Strudel is the official State Pastry of Texas







Literature about Germans here








Additional state Symbols

State bird: Northern Mockingbird

State musical Instrument: Acoustic Guitar

State dog: Blue Lacy

State flower: Texas Bluebonnet

State tree: Pecan

State fish: Guadeloupe Bass

State mammal small: Nine-banded Armadillo

State mammal large: Texas Longhorn

State song: “Texas. Our Texas”

State pastry: Strudel