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German history

This museum tells the story of the first settlers in New Braunfels. There are many vignettes... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Missouri City, Texas
Great Collection

I always enjoy my visits at the Sophienburg Museum. It is quiet and very well laid out. Great... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
New Braunfels, Texas
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Every story has a beginning and the saga of New Braunfels starts here! Take a journey to Texas with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists as they cross the ocean to establish a new colony at the edge of Indian Territory. Live their dream of...more
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401 W Coll St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-5618
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This museum tells the story of the first settlers in New Braunfels. There are many vignettes showing the different businesses/occupations with their tools, clothing etc. We enjoyed learning about the early development of the area and were glad we visited.

2  Thank houstonnative47
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I always enjoy my visits at the Sophienburg Museum. It is quiet and very well laid out. Great source of informaton regarding early New Braunfels. It is not huge by any means, but it is tastefully done and well managed. There is a gift shop...More

1  Thank Caribbeanlover2263
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Sophienburg provides an in-depth view of the area's history of being settled by German immigrants. Early development is displayed with emphasis on the settlers' roots, and how they guided and influenced local growth, while cherishing and maintaining their heritage.

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great little museum! Small but mighty. They have done a fantastic job of taking care of the spirit and treasures of the past. You really get a feel for the families and what it took to settle here. The museum took about an hour to...More

4  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a wonderful place. The exhibits are authentic - mostly donated from families - of what it was like from the founding days. Beautifully done. Walk through, hands on and narrated exhibits. Side Note: They host a wonderful German Market at the Civic Center...More

Thank Spary09
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The early history of New Braunfels is on display here. Lots of artifacts gives a real sense of what early life for the German settlers was like.

1  Thank globalbajan
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A very well done museum. It takes at least an hour to go thru it all. A nice collection of items from German immigrants that settled the area.

Thank Kathy0726
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum full of artifacts and information relating to German immigration to Texas. All of my ancestors were German, so it was very meaningful to me, but anyone interested in Texas history would enjoy it. If your ancestors settled in Comal County,...More

1  Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We enjoyed this small museum. It is a good way to introduce yourself to New Braunfels history. There were many artifacts. However, not all of them came with any sort of explanation, which was unfortunate. There was a beautiful tapestry of the Crucifix, hand embroidered...More

2  Thank CarolfromTX
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

If you love history this place is a gem. It's a small museum but there is a lot a great artifacts. Learn about this German town and the history behind it. I just think it's fascinating to see artifacts from pharmacies, banks, bakeries, etc. It...More

3  Thank Qness47
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