It was born on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, as a result of the German colonization. One century after the arrival of the colonists, it still preserves its traditions and customs for everyone to see.
When the region was still covered by glacial ice, Lake Llanquihue began to take shape as a consequence of the strength of the snowdrifts coming down the high mountain range. When the ice age finished and the snowdrifts finally receded, this pool received the meltdown waters and gave origin to large Lake Llanquihue.
The Llanquihue is the second largest lake in Chile. The traditions and customs brought along by the German colonists in the late XIXth century are still in force there. The first group of colonists arrived on the shores of the Melipulli (near Tenglo Island) on November 28, 1852 coming from Germany. Ever since, the scenery would change forever.
The traditional beer festival has been celebrated in this small city for years on the last weekend of January. During this ceremony, various sports and recreational activities are performed. Celebrations end with a great festival in which all generations from the children to their grandparents participate.
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Recommendations: Tt is worth spending the night at Llanquihue, either at some cabin or lodging which enables guests to go for a walk at night under the moonlight to watch the volcano and the huge lake, which look really amazing from this small village. It lies 25 kilometers away from Puerto Montt
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