"NOVO HAMBURGO" Novo Hamburgo by pepples46

Novo Hamburgo Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 41 photos

Santa Maria do Herval/Boa Vista do Herval

this page is more about the Countryside, the surroundings of Novo Hamburgo..which is regarded the Capital of the Region
Vale dos Sinos.

from the Countryside going to Town, we always looked forwards to that, Novo Hamburgo has a great feel about and friends made us always welcome

Santa Maria do Herval

Population 220 000 on an Area of 217km.First Immigrants arrived from Germany 1824
Novo Hamburgo is the Maincenter for Shoes. 80% goes into Export. Being situated on a main route BR 116, Novo Hamburgo has all infrastructure in place.
40km north of Porto Alegre and 1500km south of Rio de Janeiro.
yep it is a long stretch by Bus on the Road, but of course you can fly into P.A. and have connection by car or Bus. Renting a Car or 4X4 won't break your Bank Account. all mayor Rentelcars are situated at the Airport in P.A.
Mayor Creditcards are accepted and Travelercheques are very welcome.
a little portugues or spanish takes you long way. or just polish of your german..many people speak in this part of Brazil.
When one is already travelling Uruguay or Argentina, take a sidetrip to Rio Grande do Sul..it is worthwhile!!

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  • In a nutshell:more than just a pretty place, it has been my home away from home
  • Last visit to Novo Hamburgo: Dec 1972
  • Intro Updated Feb 13, 2005
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  • Sep 16, 2005 at 10:56 PM

    Uma linda página ! Ooops: Und nachtraeglich noch ein "Feliz aniversário pra você!!! Parabéns Wal !

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    Feb 25, 2005 at 8:17 PM

    This page only goes to show me how much I missed during our short 2-week trip to South America! As you say, it is amazing how those first European settlers managed to 'tame' the land! Great photos and tips Waltraud!

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    Oct 11, 2004 at 8:15 PM

    No hamburgers when you were there? :-) The immigrants sure had it hard. Rio Grande do Sul is as big as Tex'us? wow. Even Rodeos :-) Great experience Wal... great memories.

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    Sep 29, 2004 at 10:16 PM

    Yep , I for sure recogniz something german in those house. A beautiful area they chose for setteling. great page.

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    Sep 15, 2004 at 10:49 PM

    Wal, I don't know why... but I have the strange feeling you might be a little homesick of Novo Hamburgo tonight... LOL something you heard perhaps ? ... c'mon... I'm not that bad, am I ???? hehehehe

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2004 at 12:24 PM

    Your passion for a place where you once lived is evident. Dois Iraos is great. Photo of Harmonia Lake is awesome. Found your local customs very interesting. Wonderful stuff!

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    Sep 8, 2004 at 10:52 AM

    those swimming holes look a little violent!! beautiful countryside, Wal.

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    Jun 20, 2004 at 11:20 AM

    Oh, Rio Grande do Sul... Underrated state in Brazil, but it deserves a visit, no doubt!!! Great memories you have here, Wal.

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    May 24, 2004 at 8:58 AM

    Beautiful page! Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

  • Apr 30, 2004 at 4:20 PM

    what a beautiful, natural looking place!!! Great all around picture of it! Slainte!

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