11 “European” Cities in the United States


5) Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by a number of German immigrants who had come to America to escape difficult political and social conditions in Germany. Named after Prince Frederick of Prussia, Fredericksburg is sometimes called Fitzburg and is the home of the curious Texan-German language.

Unsurprisingly many of the buildings in this Texas Hill Country town showcase architecture unique to the German immigrants who built it. A small town of only around 11,000 people, Fredericksburg celebrates its German origins in its cuisine, music and annual German festivals like the well-loved Oktoberfest.