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Museo Colonial Aleman, Frutillar
(4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Museo Colonial Aleman and other attractions in Frutillar, use our Frutillar vacation planner.
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  • HIGHLY recommend this museum! So much history about the German settlers. The architecture is breathtaking, so obviously a German influence, you feel as if you are in Gepetto's Workshop at times. 
  • Shows and home of the first German families who settled the region is interesting in rainy days it is difficult to walk on site
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  • It was raining, we had to walk very cautiously. They recreated buildings from the colonial era, on different levels with scenic trails, the mill, where the elements are for grinding. The wheel moved by the waterfall that comes from a lake in the upper part. Another barn with machinery, carriages, household machines as the dryer, wood cylinder driven by a crank, the clothing was going through this cylinder and a wooden table, thus draining the clothes. Machinery for making bread or manufacturing milk. What struck me most was the home of the blacksmith, all-wood with the utensils and furniture of the time and the blacksmith's shop on the ground floor with the forge and the fueye. Too bad it was raining because but it was nice to see the gardens. I recommend.
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  • interesting collection that show how was the life of the first german settlers in the zone in 19th century
  • Very good Museum and very well decorated.
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  • Good place to meet frutillar, should improve its signage and information tourist, is spent by the time
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  • Interesting to visit this German House and some of its agricultural tools, which were essential for the development of the region. The input costs a little less than $4 per person.
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  • Great a good close guided walk with nature, and the view of Frutillar is Super
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