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You don't need a passport to feel like you're in Germany.

Dream in Deutsch and set off on this week's escape to Hideout on the Horseshoe. Just 45 minutes outside of San Antonio, New Braunfels' unique blend of German heritage and Texas charm makes it the perfect spot for a quick getaway.

Pack your lederhosen and enjoy a one-night weekday ($80) or two-night weekend ($200) stay for up to four in a one-bedroom cabin or a one-night weekday ($85) or two-night weekend ($210) stay for up to six in a loft or hotel-style cabin. Bring all the kinder and choose a one-night weekday ($132) or two-night weekend ($354) stay for up to eight in a three-bedroom cabin.

Each luxurious waterfront cabin overlooks spectacular views of the Guadalupe River and Hill Country, with all the comforts of home — including queen-size beds, futons, TVs, refrigerators, microwave and more. The three-bedroom cabins have two full bathrooms, and the cabins for up to six feature an open loft.

It will be a guten morgen when you awake with endless options right outside your door. Have the shuttle take you to a tubing spot; sit back, and enjoy the ride as you twist like a Bavarian pretzel down the Guadalupe River. If you're looking for more action in the water, paddle off in a kayak or head to Schlitterbahn, the exhilarating water park nearby.

For the best view of New Braunfels, climb the 50ft watchtower at Natural Bridge Caverns and soak up the scenery as you zip down at 25mph. Then, take a guided tour through the underground world of hidden passages and remarkable rock formations.

In the evening, take a break from the bratwurst and use your included 10% discount at Lucky's Sports Bar and Grill in Canyon Lake, just a few miles from your cabin. Try the pulled pork tacos or grilled rib eye and prost to a fun getaway with a Shiner Beer or a shot of Dulce Vita Tequila.

Say auf wiedersehen to the normal routine, and guten tag to relaxation by the river.

Escape kit

  • A one-night weekday ($80) or two-night weekend ($200) stay for up to four in a one-bedroom cabin
  • Or, a one-night weekday ($85) or two-night weekend ($210) stay for up to six in a loft or hotel-style cabin
  • Or, a one-night weekday ($132) or two-night weekend ($354) stay for up to eight in a three-bedroom cabin
  • 10% discount for Lucky's Sports Bar and Grill
  • Book by 11 December

For details and to reserve your stay, visit Living Social Escapes.

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