Castelinho Caracol, Canela

Castelinho Caracol, built by German immigrants Pedro Carlos Franzen and Luiza Sommer between the years of 1913 and 1915, was one of the first residences in the Town of Canela. The charming "little castle" was made with such craftsmenship, that it still stands 100 years later, despite being made of wood. Today the castle is a museum, with authentic furnishings and utensils, where you can experience the life of an early 20th century German immigrant. Enjoy the 180 degree vista of the green countryside from the castle's small tower, and explore the surrounding park, including the native wood, the house used by the family before the little castle had been finished, the saw mill where Pedro Franzen used to work, the storage sheds, and a warehouse. Make sure you try "the best Apfelstrudel in Brazil." Put Castelinho Caracol into our Canela road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • First they charge 10 reais per person for no reason. Because the place n offers no attractive or something that you haven't seen in any corner of gramado and canela. And the strudel which is the flagship of the site which you're going there just to try n worth anything only, it's pretty boring, no know who was assessed as one of the best of Brazil, but certainly this person never had a good strudel of truth.
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  • To come and meet the House it is necessary to pay 10 reais per person. In the House, is the story of the family, very conserved, with items of the season. In addition to being able to meet the kitchen and the preparation of strudel. After experience as famous apple strudel which is very worthwhile. 50 and cost may be accompanied by cream (my suggestion) or ball of vanilla ice cream!
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  • The Castelinho is wonderful! For those who like history is a full plate! Has several rooms with period furniture, all with a frame counting as the description family ran the place and curiosities of the place. On the outside is also beautiful, with a beautiful area around Green. It's a ride you have to control yourself with the watch because if there's a whole afternoon enjoying the ride! Not to be missed!
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  • It has a nice sight seeing but that's all. The apple strudel is shameful and poorly prepared. The hot chocolate they serve is nothing more than a terrible quality Nescau alike...and the variety simply doesn't exist. To add insult to injury they only take cash, not bothering to make this clear until you are on your way to the cashier. Do not recommend it.
  • Nice place but they're telling that it's German and some big signs are in German too but the history and information signs are only in Portuguese. It would be better to have also English and/or German translations of them.
  • Has some historical facts to offer, great view and even some food options.
  • Very interesting stop, loved the wood mill.
  • Ok

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