Heritage in New Braunfels
History is alive in modern-day New Braunfels. Founded in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, New Braunfels takes great pride in its rich, fascinating history. German and Hispanic names can be found on nearly every street sign, building, and plaque. Historic buildings dating back to the mid-1800s have been preserved for current and future generations to enjoy. Annual heritage events like Folk Fest are a tradition for many local families and visitors.
A stroll through our museums is like stepping back in time. From an old-fashioned saloon and 17 other historic buildings at Conservation Plaza to exhibits at the Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture, the Sophienburg Museum, and the Railroad Museum, you'll find that history is anything but boring in New Braunfels.
Kids and adults alike will experience childlike wonder when immersed in living history demonstrations at Folk Fest, stepping inside an 1870 schoolhouse, and learning about the journey German settlers, guided by Prince Carl Solms, took to arrive in Texas and finally cross the Guadalupe River in wagons and on horseback, marking the founding of New Braunfels as we know it.
HERITAGE MUSEUMS & LIVING HISTORY
Spring Train Show