Schlitterbahn New Braunfels in New Braunfels, TX

400 N Liberty AvenueNew Braunfels, TX 78130
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With 51 river rides, water slides, and adventures, New Braunfels Schlitterbahn offers fun for the whole family. Beat the heat in the scenic Texas Hill Country and experience the largest and most eclectic collection of water attractions. With four parks in one on over 70 acres, it's easy to see why Schlitterbahn is consistently ranked the world's #1 waterpark.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New Braunfels Travel Experts
  • Voted the World's Best Waterpark for 24 Years!
  • To get the most out of your day at Schlitterbahn, plan to visit right when the park opens.
  • Suitable for all ages. Children 2 and under are free of charge.
  • You can bring a cooler that is smaller than 26”L x 16”W x 16”D into the park, but glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Parking is free Schlitterbahn New Braunfels.
  • The dress code includes family-friendly swimwear, T-shirts and cover-ups.
  • Attractions may have specific height, weight and safety requirements. An information sign is posted at each attraction line entrance.


from Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, the World's Best Waterpark provides a staggering variety of river rides, pools, waterslides, and adventures from mild to wild. With four distinct sections, any single area of Schlitterbahn is as large as most regional waterparks. Every section contains a swim-up bar, not-so lazy river, a children’s area, and unique signature attractions.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels attractions are the largest and most eclectic collection of water rides in the world. With several rivers, rides, slides, and chutes, you can float the day away together. Miles of rivers in the Original Section of Schlitterbahn are powered by natural spring water from the Comal River. Plus, there are several water playgrounds for even the youngest guests in all sections of the park. There is something for everyone at Schlitterbahn!

Schatze’s Storybrook Park, is home to the world’s first water coaster for kids, a pint-size take on Schlitterbahn’s famous Master Blaster. Little squirts will have a blast on six all-new body slides, more than 70 interactive water features, spray toys, splash pads, a ginormous, 1,200-gallon tipping water bucket and so much more!

Schlitterbahn’s expanded kids’ area is a collection of three charming worlds: Fur-Bidden Forest, Schatze’s Storybrook Park and Fairy Tail Trail.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Where is Schlitterbahn located?

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is located in New Braunfels between San Antonio and Austin off IH-35. The water park's main entrance and parking is located at 400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

What time does Schlitterbahn New Braunfels open?

Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels is open weekends in the early Spring and Fall, and daily from Memorial Day weekend to mid-August. Operating hours vary throughout the season. See the operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours during your selected date range.

Does my toddler need an admission ticket?

Schlitterbahn does not charge admission for children under 3 years of age. Schlitterbahn has six water playgrounds for kids. For the smallest children, Schatze’s Central Park in the Kinderlund section in the West Side of Schlitterbahn, and Kinderhaven in the Blastenhoff section of the East Side of Schlitterbahn, have been designed with toddlers in mind.

Do the rides have any height requirements?

Several rides and attractions have minimum height requirements, including the Master Blaster, Dragon's Revenge, Bahnzai, Double Loop Body Slide, Backsplash, Torrent, Kristal River, The Falls, Deluge, and Downhill Racer. Height requirements and specific rider instructions are posted at the entrance to each attraction.

Are there any weight restrictions on the rides?

Weight restrictions apply to select attractions (including body slides and blasters) and restrictions vary. - Black Knight, Dragon's Revenge, and Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster: Max - 250 lbs Single Rider; Max - 400 lbs Double Rider. - Downhill Racer: Max - 250 lbs per rider. - Bahnzai Pipeline, Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, Der Bahn Speed Slides, Double Loop Body Slides, Han's Hideout, Soda Straw Body Slide: Max - 300 lbs per rider. - Wolfpack Raft Slide: Max - 550 lbs Combined Scales are used at Dragon's Revenge, Master Blaster, and Wolfpack.

What is the inclement weather policy?

Schlitterbahn will remain open on most rainy days; however, in the event of severe inclement weather, such as lightning, heavy rain, or high winds, Schlitterbahn attractions may need to close for the safety of our guests. In the event rides do shut down they will reopen as soon as it is safe. Since the waterpark remains open most rainy days, they do not offer rain checks or refunds.

Can you bring food into Schlitterbahn New Braunfels?

You are more than welcome to bring your own food into the park, but you don't need to. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels permits one cooler per guest with valid admission ticket. Please make sure it is smaller than 26”L x 16”W x 16”D. Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited. All coolers and picnic supplies are checked upon entry.

Does Schlitterbahn take cash?

Schlitterbahn accepts exclusively cashless payments throughout the park. Simply swipe or tap your credit card, debit card, or smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay where you would normally use cash. If you don't have a card, no problem. Cash-to-card kiosks are available at the main entrance, main locker area and Wave entrance, as well as the Surfenburg and Blastenhoff entrances. You can convert your cash into a prepaid debit card you can use anywhere, not just inside the park.

Is smoking permitted in the park?

Smoking of any kind, including vapor and e-cigarettes, is prohibited in Schlitterbahn.

How much is parking?

Parking is free at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Water Park.

What is Schlitterbahn's dress code?

You are required to properly wear clothing designed for water recreation and swimming. T-shirts and cover-ups are allowed. Swim shoes are encouraged, but you may need to remove and hold them on certain attractions. Swimwear should be family-friendly and not overly revealing. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted and they reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear. Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivet zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride on: Backsplash, Boogie Bahn, Der Bahn, Double Loops, Han’s Hideout – slides, and Soda Straws.

What should I bring?

It is best to leave important items at home. Please don't bring them into the park or leave them exposed in your car. Lock money and keys in a locker instead of keeping them in pockets where they may fall out in the rides. Schlitterbahn is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen in the park or in the parking lots. Glasses/sunglasses may come off on some rides, so secure them with a neck strap.

Is there any shade at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels?

Natural shaded seating is provided throughout the park, but they urge everyone to protect delicate skin from the sun with sunscreen, hats, beach footwear, and lightweight shirts.

Why is there a tram?

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark has two amazing sections that are separated by a few city blocks. They have trams that run all day to get you from one side to the other. Find a map of the park and both sections.

Do they have life jackets and kid's tubes available?

They have a limited number of life jackets and kid's tubes, or tubes with bottoms, for use at no charge. They are available near several attractions and key areas throughout the park on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may also bring your own life jacket. Guests may not use their own recreational flotation devices in the waterpark. Personal life-jackets are always welcome.

How big is Schlitterbahn New Braunfels?

Located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn's flagship waterpark has 51 attractions on over 70 acres.