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The hidden Germany inside Brazil

Attracted by the temperate climate and typically European vegetation, a group of Germans put down roots in the North of Santa Catarina, a Southern State of Brazil, and founded Pomerode. The city was first created as a settlement by German immigrants in 1861 and even today, there are still people who can barely speak the native Portuguese despite fourth generations of living in Brazil. The mountainous landscapes, timber framed houses, traditionally European-looking clothes and light skinned people makes you think you are in Germany. In this little town of some 25 thousand inhabitants, the customs, and above all, the language of Germany form a daily part of these Brazilian’s lives.