The German Colonial Museum is a tribute to the German immigratns. The history of Frutillar begins behind these doors.
The construction of the museum began in June 29, 1972. It was a tribute to the German immigrants who arrived in the area and, with much effort, gave their name and surname to these humid and rainy lands.
The initiative was supported by the government of Germany and the Municipality of Frutillar and had the technical assistance of Universidad Austral de Chile, whose team specially designed the layout with the purpose of recreating the settlements of the first colonists. That is why it is located on a hill opposite the lake and is divided into five typical constructions, all of them made of wood and tiles and distributed in the same way as in the old estancia shells. They have very beautiful gardens with hundred-year-old trees. The furniture preserves most of the objects used by the first colonists.
The first building, the closest to the entrance, is called “La Llavería”. This is a small construction housing the venue's administrative offices.
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Timetables: All day
Recommendations: The German Colonial Museum is ideal to be visited with the family. The objects and tools used in the times of immigration are an invitation to think about how hard life was in those days and how nowadays -sometimes excessive- technology has solved so many daily problems. Located in the center of Frutillar.
Contact: Municip. de Frutillar - Comunic. y Turismo
Costanera Philippi frente al Muelle (5620000) Frutillar, X Región, Chile
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