Museo Colonial Aleman, Frutillar

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#2 of 13 in Museums in Los Lagos Region
Learn about local history at Museo Colonial Aleman, dedicated to showing the everyday life of German settlers who arrived during the colonial era. Opened in 1984, the cultural attraction encompasses five buildings covered in wood shingles in the style of German colonial architecture. The museum boasts a replica mill house and watermill, and features displays showing the processes required to make food during those early colonial times. Other highlights include recreations of a typical farmhouse, a traditional forge, and a blacksmith's shop. Use our Frutillar trip itinerary planner to add Museo Colonial Aleman and other attractions to your Frutillar vacation plans.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Is a species of reproduction of the buildings in the 19th century, the time of the settlement of the town of Frutillar by German immigrants. Remember the immigrant's Village Park of Nova Petropolis in Rio Grande do Sul. There's a good view of the city.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very nice and well maintained. Pleasant path to walk and see the nature of the area. Nice view of Frutillar and Lake from the colonial House.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Worth the visit through the gardens, the German style houses. Beautiful photos! At the top there is a main house and very old cemetery in the family that inhabited the place, somewhere around 1830/1840. I was delighted with the view to the Lake Llanquihue.
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  • March 27, 2017
    Very interesting, educational and beautiful. Requires guides to completely understand and appreciate
  • January 10, 2017
    Quite nice, with a great collection of tools and belongings from the German settlers, but a bit unkempt.
  • January 6, 2017
    It reminds us how tough was life back then
  • May 11, 2015
    interesting collection that show how was the life of the first german settlers in the zone in 19th century
  • November 17, 2016
    very nice and clean.

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