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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  • For those who like to do a tour in the past will enjoy this ride. Cannot fail to prove the apfestrudel, is a delight
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  • The place is beautiful and the Apple strudel hot, despite being too sweet. I thought it was unnecessary and even nasty charge to enter the House since my interest was eating and not visit the House. Should have differentiated access to who will consume and who will only visit.
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  • On a trip to the South, for many years, had eaten this wonder that is the Apfelstrudel in castelinho, but didn't remember more of the site. Today (day 05.01.18), when passing by going to the snail Park, came the memory of the place. The whole place was built with wood of Araucaria trees and the walls of the first floor were all docked without nails and your construction lasted two years. Today it houses a Museum of Family Franzen
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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.
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Where to stay in Canela

Thanks to its popularity among younger tourists looking for an outdoor adventure, Canela offers a particularly impressive range of budget lodgings. Hostels and simple guesthouses abound, most in buildings that fit with the town's traditional architecture. You won't find any large hotels or expansive resorts in Canela, though higher-end accommodations exist in the form of warm, cosy villas with pleasant gardens. Most places to stay are concentrated around the west of town in or around the neighborhood of Vila Suzana, which lies on the road to nearby Gramado.
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