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“An extremely interesting visit”

Museo Antonio Felmer
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Buenos Aires
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“An extremely interesting visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

After driving from Puerto Varas to Nueva Braunau, a small rural town, and following the road out of the village, in the middle of nowhere on the left side of the road we found a big brown builidng with inscription MUSEO. The sign on the roadside is also well visible, there ia gravel path between high trees leading towards the entrance. The fee is about 5 dollars, well worth to admire the incredible exhibition of articles of the German colonists arrived mid 19th century to the region. We were lucky to get a guided tour by Pedro Felmer, son of the founder of this museum, Antonio Felmer Nikitschek. The tour starts with the photo exhibition of the founding families of the sorrounding region and goes on with incredibly well preserved and extremely varied articles of homes, agriculture and house-keeping, collected through decades from the attics of old families. The exhibition leads to a first floor, where also carriages of 150 years ago are found, they were lifted in pieces and assembled in situ. There is also a bar, whwre you can get drinks, coffee and typical local cake (kuchen). If you are in the region, visit this place by all means, it will be a pleasant surprise.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Atlanta, GA
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853 reviews
351 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Interesting Insights into Chilean Immigrants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Our visit was far better than expected. Their collosal collection of items strange and ordinary in the lives of German immigrants in Chile was very interesting. The grounds and flora are very attractive too.

Visited December 2013
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Western Australia
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“Very interesting insight into settlers' lives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went on the recommendations of previous TA reviewers and it was definitely worth the visit. Follow the V50 from Puerto Varas to Nueva Brenau, then about 500m beyond the end of the town, turn sharp left. There is a huge sign on the edge of the road saying Museo which you can't miss. The family museum has been in the same family since around 1860 and is filled with their farm and house tools, kitchen equipment etc. The current generation (we had the son of the creator of the museum who was able to speak a bit of English) maintains the dairy farm in conjunction with the museum. They were from Austria, not German as previously stated, and their deprivations at beginning a life from scratch was inspiring to see what they did and how they made everything they needed including wooden screws made from scratch.
Definitely worth a visit and the barn and adjoining houses were very attractive, in pleasant grounds. The museum is over two floors but the entry (lower) floor is wheelchair accessible but there is no lift to the second floor.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting guided tour of old school technology/machinery!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Visiting here was a welcome diversion on a rainy day! We weren't confident we would find it as the details in other reviews and on the website were not foolproof, but turns out it was pretty easy – head west out of Puerto Varas on the V50 highway; cross over the 5 highway and stay on V50 passing through the village of Nueva Braunau, and the Museo is just outside the town on the left-hand side, visible from the road.

We had a personal guided tour (English/Spanish/German available) from the museum guide who was knowledgable and had plenty of fun and interesting stories about how the various farming and household machines were used.

Visited May 2013
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“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

A fascinating insight into the experience of the ordinary folk from various German states invited by the Chilean government to settle the area around Lake Llanquillue in the 1850s. Museum is a beautifully converted barn. The guides are descendants and so have an intensity of interest and desire to 'tell the story'. Enjoyed homemade kuchen in the cafe.

Visited January 2013
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