The Sophienburg - Photo Courtesy Joe Miller


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. Live their dream of freedom, adventure and prosperity. 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. The Archives offers materials and resources for research and genealogy.


The Museum and Archives are open 5 days/week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum and Archives is closed Good Friday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.


  • $8 — Adults
  • $4 — Students (13–18)
  • $2 — Children (6–12)
  • Active-duty military admitted free.
  • Group tours available by request.


  • $10 — Adults/Students
  • Active-duty military admitted free.
  • Admission includes visit to museum.


  • All museum and archive areas are wheelchair and handicap accessible.


  • Photography is allowed in designated exhibit areas only.

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