Luckenbach Texas is located about 13 miles from Fredericksburg in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It is famous for it’s General Store, Dance Hall, Beer Garden and as a Country Music Venue.
The town of Luckenbach itself only has 13 full time residents, but you will find many more people there on a warm Texas day. The General Store and Saloon were opened in 1849.
Luckenbach hit the national spotlight with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s song, “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”. Luckenbach is also known for holding Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic.
While you do see a Post Office sign above the General store, the post office was closed on April 30, 1971 and its zip code was retired.
The General Store and Saloon was originally opened by Minna Engel when the community was first named Grape Creek. The name Luckenbach came from Minna’s husband Carl Albert Luckenbach. They later moved to another town which was also named after him called “Albert, Texas”.
If you are looking for a great place to kick back on a day trip from Austin or San Antonio, look no further than Luckenbach, Texas! More information can be found on the official Luckenbach website. Be sure to check out our other Texas Tourism locations.