From the very beginning, religion in New Braunfels had been an important aspect of life. There were three religious groups in New Braunfels when it was first established, the Protestants, Catholics, and Jews.
Protestant artifacts show the simplicity of the church: an all-black robe, the German Bible, a Hymnal and Crucifix.
The Catholics gathered together under a large oak overlooking a park. The Catholic artifacts include candlesticks, a Latin Missal, a brass bower (for special occasions), a censer, and an incense boat.
The Jewish faith, also present in early New Braunfels, celebrated holidays at home with the family. The Mezuzah held a parchment on which was inscribed the first part of the Shema. It was attached to the right doorpost of the house to remind all who entered of the Divine's presence in the home.
Germans celebrated holidays such as Christmas (Weihnachten), Lent (Fastenzeit), Good Friday (Karfreitag), and Easter (Ostern). They also had The Ten Commandments
(Die Zehn Gebote), The Lord's Prayer (Das Vaterunse), and dinner prayers.