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Museo Colonial Aleman

Avenida Vicente Perez Rosales S/N, Frutillar, Chile
65 2421142
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Frutillar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Das Museum dokumentiert die Besiedelung der Gegend durch deutsche Kolonisten im 19. Jahrhundert.
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Santiago, Chile
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Excellent way to spend the day. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, including uphill. Great spot for photos. Friendly staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great insight into the history of this beautiful area! This information is fascinating! Well presented and understandable.

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Santiago, Chile
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A well done and well preserved piece of history of Frutillar and the region. A lot of the farm machinery has been donated to the museum from all over the world as examples of the equipment used during the settlement and development of the lakes region. We took a guided tour (give a tip to your student guide) which lasted... More

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Buenos Aires
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

After visiting the very interesting German Colonial Museum in Nueva Braunau, I was disappointed by this one. The entrance fee of about 5 dollars was certainly not well spent. Upon entering there is a rather steep path which leads to a vantage point with nice view over the city of Frutillar, There is a builidng with a forge with a... More

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Nellysford, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Restored houses, mills, and blacksmith shops of late 19th century German settlers to Fruittilar, Chile. Very interesting and an excellent way to spend a rainy afternoon. Interpretive signage was in Spanish, German, and English. The gardens also were worthy of wandering around.

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Gold River, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was very interesting, lots of old tools, farm machinery, and artifacts from the early German settlers. Beautiful gardens.

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Ludington, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

It was a misty day with rain in the forecast, but that didn't dampen our tour of this lovely museum that told the story of the German settlers that came to the Frutillar area to start a new life. I wish they had had some printed material and/or a brochure in Spanish with English translations. There were some metal sign... More

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This a very interesting museum about German settlers life. The big area, nice park and amazing views on the lake, town and Volcano Osorno. There are a lot of original buildings with the great inside displaces. We spend there probably 4 hours and we really enjoyed our visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Original buildings with antiques, in a really lovely garden/woodland setting with nice views, display the life of the German settlers from 1850s on. Well presented and maintained.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The museum is a good sample of the living conditions of the german who migrated to the area back in the late 1800s. The grounds of the museum has fantastic views of the lake and the Osorno Volcano.

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