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genuine travel in the past !

the place deserves a detour if you are interested in litterature , cultural history in the 20th... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2019
francois b
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Toulouse, France
Pure culture

I recommend the visit. It is fast, but with a large of knwoledge and culture. You will learn about... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
canimota
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rua Goncalves Dias 34, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25655-122, Brazil
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the place deserves a detour if you are interested in litterature , cultural history in the 20th century : very friendly people to welcome you !
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I recommend the visit. It is fast, but with a large of knwoledge and culture. You will learn about his life and the ending! The guides are very friendly. There is a small cafeteria in the back of the house.
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If you have read any of Stefan Zweig's works you will be entranced by this museum located in the small bungalow where he and Lotte lived for their last months before committing joint suicide. There are photos, memorabilia, and his last "declaration" or will, on the wall of their
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The staff were lovely and helpful in answering questions. The informational videos were a good educational experience about the role of the Brazilian diplomats efforts to get Jewish people out of Europe in the early 1940's.
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The small house, in which Stefan Zweig, and his wife Lotte, committed suicide during World War II is definitely worth a visit. If you are in Rio, you should try to take a day for a visit to Petropolis, perched high in the beautiful mountains above Rio, and this is one of the
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