Brazil travel: Blumenau
Blumenau is located in the valley of Rio Itaja in the southern state of Santa Catarina and has about 309.000 inhabitants. In 1850 the German pharmacist Hermann Blumenau founded the city with 17 repatriates and was greatly influenced by the the culture and language. The latter has of course changed a lot but German customs still have a high status. The second largest Oktoberfest- a typical German celebration- in the world is held here annually. Throughout this celebration in Blumenau, visitors can expect to find people wearing the traditional Lederhosen and Dirndl, brass and folk music being played, typical German delicacies and many different types of draft beer all in the midst of numerous marksmen clubs. A small beer museum and the Vila Germanica will top off the experience of your trip to Brazil. The Vila is designed to reflect an authentic German village, but you can be the judge of that! If you have had enough of the native atmosphere, a trip to the Parque das Nascentes is recommended. This reserve consists of a 51-square-meter park with beautiful rainforest landscapes which lies approximately 21 kilometres from the city center. The climate in Blumenau, although in winter a bit cooler than in other regions of Brazil, is not comparable to German conditions. In the Brazilian summer (December to February) the maximum temperatures at daytime reach 31 to 32 degrees. However, during the winter months (June to August) the maximum temperatures reach around 24 degrees. The dry months are considered to be between June and July. Significantly more rain falls in January and February.
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