Welcome to the Heidelberg Lodges located near Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX.


Camp Ulbricht Postcards from Circa 1930 - 1962


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Who is Heidelberg Lodges?

"For a Real Restful Vacation come to New Braunfels"

Heidelberg Lodges is located on the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas within easy walking distance of Schlitterbahn. The riverside resort has been offering accommodations to tourists visiting New Braunfels since the 1930s. Heidelberg Lodges offers a unique setting to visitors any time of year. Our cottages offer all the conveniences of home and are nestled under towering pecan trees, overlooking the crystal clear Comal Springs where the Comal River actually begins. In the summer, relax by the pool or float in the cool, crystal clear waters of the Comal River. Perhaps you would like to spend a quiet morning fishing or reading by the bank of the river. Take a leisurely canoe ride in the afternoon. Then head out to a great dinner at one of the many nice restaurants in New Braunfels within close vicinity to the resort. Heidelberg Lodges is open year-round, and we cater to Winter Texans. We offer extended stay packages to those traveling to the Hill Country for the winter months. Heidelberg Lodges is located just minutes from many of New Braunfels’ attractions, so it is easy to load up and head out for some fun anytime. We hope to have you visit Heidelberg Lodges soon and enjoy some Tranquil Relaxation on the Comal River!

  • Quaint A-Frame Cottages in 6 Floorplans
  • Coin-Operated Laundry
  • Water Activities
  • Game Room for All Ages
  • and more....

We are located at 1020 N Houston Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130


A bit of history about the Heidelberg Lodges. Heidelberg Lodges established in 1935 originally as Camp Ulbricht.

Ulbricht's Summer Resort

On the banks of the Comal River, within the city limits are Camp Warnecke, Camp Ulbricht, and Camp Giesecke. Accommodations are modern here, where cooling gulf breezes fan the city, which is located just below the escarpment of the Edwards Plateau at the entrance to the scenic Southwest Texas "Hill Country."

With the purchase and consolidation of the headwaters properties by the city, and with the establishment of nearby resort parks like Camps Giesecke, Ulbricht's, and Warnecke (more on those farther down this page*), New Braunfels grew into the epicenter of regional water recreation. When new interstate highways opened in the late 1950s, all the elements were in place for a regional synergy. Since San Antonio and the Alamo are only 30 miles away, families in station wagons from far and wide could spend a few days exploring the historic missions and battlegrounds of old San Antonio, and then spend a few days basking in the natural aquatic wonders of New Braunfels.

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Top Picks To Do

Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboat Rentals at the Heidelberg Lodges on the Comal River

Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboat Available

Life Vest Rental Required
Indoor, Air-Conditioned Game Room enjoyed by Kids of All Ages.

Game Room

Kids of All Ages Welcome
X-Box Game Rentals
Covered Patio overlooking the Comal River with community BBQ pit.

Covered Patio Area overlooking the Comal

Come, Enjoy & Stay!
We are a destination for families, vacation getaways, or meeting new friends at the Heidelberg Lodges.

Heidelberg Lodges for Families, Reunions or Meeting Friends

Take Your Shoes Off and Stay Awhile
Start something new or just practice your craft of Yoga on the Comal River, New Braunfels, TX.

Yoga on the Lawn

Enjoy Green Space with the Sound of the River
Wake up listening to the river and seeing a sparkling swimming pool

Cottages at Poolside

Many Awesome Views Here.. Come See.
Family Time together at the Heidelberg Lodges Swimming Pools adjacent to the Game Room

Two Large Swimming Pools

Lodges Overlooking ...
Go Ahead. JUMP IN! and Enjoy your next vacation at the Heidelberg Lodges on the Comal River, New Braunfels, TX

Go Ahead. JUMP IN!

Let Your Kids Relax and Love Vacation
Take the Worry Away with Shallow Pool next to the deeper pool ... we have your family covered.

Pool Perfect for Small Children

Take the Worry Away with Shallow Pool
Community BBQ on the Patio -- Cook, eat under the cover patio and relax to the river passing by.

Community BBQ on the Patio

Many BBQ throughout the property
Float the Spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, TX

Float the Spring-fed Comal River

Trivia: Shortest River in Texas
Newest addition - Heidelberg Lodges Der Platz... book for small weddings, family reunions, corporate events.

Heidelberg Lodges Der Platz

Der Platz - Gather for Events..
Time for Nature & Lifelong Memories at the Heidelberg Lodges on the banks of the Spring-fed Comal River

Time for Nature & Lifelong Memories

Another view of our amazing Comal River
A Texas Treasure the Comal River for all types of Water Recreation.

Relax 101 by Fishing

Fish off the River Bank
Need a snack? we got you covered.

Snacks Available

See you at the Heidelberg Lodges!!