The Sophienburg Museum & Archives, New Braunfels

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  • May 9, 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. Th...  more »
  • April 24, 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 ...  more »
  • April 10, 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.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Very beautiful and great docent with great stories
  • June 10, 2017
    Great local museum.
  • December 27, 2016
    Archive employee openly hostile for no reason.
  • June 11, 2013
    Located on the original site founded by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, the museum helps tell the story of New Braunfels & the people who settled & thrived here. Historical records, maps, & genealogical information also there.

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Downtown New Braunfels offers easy access to activities on the river. Consider a stay near the river for views and notable nearby restaurants. Familiar chains offer a large selection of rooms, and there are also bed and breakfasts housed in early 20th-century buildings.
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