Walburg, originally called Concordia, is an unincorporated area located at the crossroads of Farm to Market Road 972 (FM 972) and Farm to Market Road 1105 (FM 1105) in Williamson County, Texas, United States, thirty-three miles northeast of Austin. Walburg is a German American settlement. With its heritage of buildings from the late 1890's, Walburg is a popular site for films, including Michael and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Walburg also hosted filming for the motion picture Stars Over Henrietta. Walburg is known for being a German farming community and has two Lutheran churches, one an LCMS congregation and one ELCA congregation. Zion Lutheran sits on a hill overlooking the community and hosts an Annual Wurstbraten which attracts and serves several thousand each year. St. Peter Lutheran is the other Lutheran Church in the immediate vicinity of Walburg. Walburg also hosts several notable businesses and previously had its own bank. Walburg State Bank, as it was once known, survived independently even through several national banking collapses. It was sold in the early to mid-1990's and closed its Walburg location. The former bank now houses another financial services organization, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Other noteworthy businesses include the Mickan Motor Company formerly owned by Raymond and Ethel Mickan and now owned by one of their sons, Danny Mickan. Mickan Motor is now the only gas station, or convenience store, with a mechanic, located in Walburg. They can be found online at http://www. mickanmotor. com/ Walburg is home to two restaurants and both feature live music venues which can be heard through the hills and pastures surrounding Walburg on weekend evenings. The Walburg Restaurant, http://www. walburgrestaurant. com/, is a world-famous German restaurant owned and managed by Ron Tippelt who immigrated from Germany to the United States and later opened the restaurant. The Walburg Restaurant maintains a German atmosphere including an assortment of German beer, German cuisine and German music featuring The Walburg Boys in which Ron Tippelt performs as well. The second restaurant, Dale's Essenhaus, http://www. dales-essenhaus. com/, serves a variety of food, including both American and German, as well as beer. It also features an indoor facility for receptions and private events.