Museo Colonial Aleman, Frutillar

4.5
Learn about local history at Museo Colonial Aleman, dedicated to showing the everyday life of German settlers who arrived during the colonial era. Opened in 1984, the cultural attraction encompasses five buildings covered in wood shingles in the style of German colonial architecture. The museum boasts a replica mill house and watermill, and features displays showing the processes required to make food during those early colonial times. Other highlights include recreations of a typical farmhouse, a traditional forge, and a blacksmith's shop. Use our Frutillar trip itinerary planner to add Museo Colonial Aleman and other attractions to your Frutillar vacation plans.
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  • Walking around the museum gardens is a charm. It is worth climbing up to the top house and enjoying the garden. Missing information about the houses, about the items, and what has this in very bad condition, some things can not read. 2500 Chilean pesos to enter per person.
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  • This museum was very enjoyable! It is a partial replica of an earlier German settlement and is very well done. The grist mill with its huge water wheel is a highlight and actually sits on the exact si...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting with lush gardens, stately old buildings show how homes and businesses were housed together, filled with antique furniture, clothing, appliances, tools and equipment used by early settlers from Germany. We had some lively discussions about how each item was used and my young sons marveled at the quantity of work that went into life at that time. The blacksmith shop was especially impressive with a bellows, anvil, and the old forge in place and a nice sampling of tools and items that the blacksmith would have made. The grounds are beautiful and I imagine it is a highly desirable place for weddings and parties with all the gorgeous plants and flowers and water features adorning the gardens.
  • If you're near Frutillar, stop by the German Colonial Museum for a couple hours. Learn what life was like for the early colonists. The landscaping is superb, the buildings are in remarkable condition, and the displays are very educational.
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