Help the Sophienburg continue to tell the real stories of New Braunfels.
Welcome to the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.
Take the journey with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists as they cross the ocean and make their way into central Texas. Admire their courage and determination to establish a new colony at the edge of Indian Territory. Exhibits, rich in local artifacts, photographic images, maps and documents, take visitors through the history and cultural heritage of New Braunfels and Comal County. The Sophienburg Museum offers public lectures, school programs and community events that promote the area’s unique history.
What others are saying about the Sophienburg:
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Posted by Sophienburg Museum and Archives on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Sophienburg Museum and Archives will be closed on the following holidays.
- Christmas (December 24-25 Each Year)
The Sophienburg will be closed Wednesday-Thursday, December 24-25, 2019.
- New Year’s Eve and Day (December 31 and January 1 Each Year)
The Sophienburg will be closed Tuesday-Wednesday, December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020.