Wurstfest – The German Legacy


Dani Dudek

Wurstfest Grounds

Morgan Radulski, Staff Writer

Wurstfest, an annual celebration of German culture, was held from November 4th through the 13th at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park. Wurstfest has become a long-held tradition, starting in 1961. Participants from all over Comal County and beyond congregate to enjoy German culture, German fest music, and a mouth-watering mix of American and German cuisine.

As always, students either taking German for a class or participating in German club were offered the opportunity to attend Wurstfest during the school day. They left for Wurstfest on November 9th at 9:15 and returned to school at 2:45. While attendance is free, attendees were responsible for buying their own lunch and snacks since outside food and drinks are not allowed on Wurstfest grounds. 

As Herr Pickett, Canyon High School’s German teacher aptly stated, “It was a chance for the students to experience German culture.” Wurstfest is a welcome supplement of German culture to the language-focused classes offered through the school. German classes prepared for Wurstfest by learning traditional German songs and Wurstfest history. 

This year’s Wurstfest was extremely successful, providing both a fun experience for its visitors and reminding us all of New Braunfels Germanic roots.