"German get away in CARACAS" Colonia Tovar by cheesecake17

Colonia Tovar Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 96 photos

WHEN YOU LEAVE CARACAS TO THE WEST, AFTER 60 KILOMETERS, AND GOING THROUGH THE MACARAO NATIONAL PARK, YOU WILL FIND ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING AND UNEXPECTED PLACES IN VENEZUELA...

IT IS A SMALL PART OF THE BLACK FOREST(SCHWARZWALD) OF GERMANY'S SOUTH WEST, BUT IN THE COSTEAN CHAINS OF ARAGUA, A VENEZUELAN STATE..

IN FACT, THE FIRST HABITANTS CAME TO VENEZUELA, AFTER AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF GERMANY AND VENEZUELA, AND ESTABLISHED IN THESE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS IN 1843..

THEY CAME FROM LITTLE TOWNS LIKE WYHL,EDINGEN AND OBERBERGEN OF KAISERSTUHL...FOR MANY YEARS THEY REMAINED ISOLATED FROM THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND FOR THAT REASON THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP MANY OF THEIR ANCESTRAL TRADITIONS FOR MANY GENERATIONS...

AS AN EXAMPLE, THEY KEPT THEIR LANGUAGE, THE BADISCHEN( A DIALECT FROM BADEN) THEIR FOOD, THEIR DRESSING AND ALSO THEIR TIPICAL DANCE..

NOW ALL THESE DESCENDENTS FROM THOSE PIONEERS SPEAK SPANISH AND ARE COMPLETELY INCORPORATED TO THE COUNTRY...
A VISIT TO THE COLONIA TOVAR, NOT ONLY RECREATES OUR VIEWS, ITS PRIVILEGED WEATHER WITH AN ANNUAL AVERAGE OF 16c , DUE TO THE ALTITUDE OF AROUND 2000 METERS ABOVE THE SEA LEVEL....

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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2007 at 12:42 PM

    Ghandi said, visit one new place each year, and this was the best place I have visited this year thanks to you ;-)

  • Oct 5, 2007 at 8:56 PM

    I once visited there from Maracay. It was one of the most impressive day trips. Nice pictures that remind me of all the fun we had.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2006 at 10:43 AM

    Sounds to be a nice daytrip from Caracas!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2006 at 10:05 AM

    Love the fruit photo. I didn't even know about this place. Thanks for the information and pics.

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 4:00 PM

    A German colony in Venezuela? Wow - never heard of it before :)

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2005 at 4:05 PM

    Hi Lu, nice little page, nice photo's too! Blu

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