Castelinho Caracol, Canela

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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." Use our Canela trip builder to add Castelinho Caracol and other attractions to your Canela vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nice historical place. Check out the garden and small stream around the house. Don't miss their homemade apple strudel and apple tea!  more »
  • We were back after 22 years . Just visiting there is really nice , as the building shows how was an old home. The apple tart is a must !  more »
  • The place is simple, nothing different. The apfelstrudell is very expensive and you will pay 35 reais to eat it. Really, just keep going in your trip, don't bother to stop over there.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful place.
  • A must for the Cinnamon/RS, is a trip back in time. Whole House maintained as it was in the past when it was inhabited by German settlers, well preserved as if he were still inhabited. The stove with more than 100 years ago still works and makes delicious tidbits like Apple Strudel and Apple tea, try. The external area of the House is beautiful, there is a river that runs behind. Also still is maintained the woodwork and hardware area as it was in the past. Don't let go!
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