Model Gisele Bündchen and former international soccer player Dunga are just two of no less than twelve million Brazilians with German ancestors.
After the Portuguese, Italians, and Spanish, the Germans are the largest group of immigrants that Brazil has welcomed over the past centuries.
1. What is there to do and see?
They have left a visible mark on the Brazilian culture. Blumeneau is an excellent example of this, where some of the street names are written in German and the historical center is brimming with German architecture.
2. What is a good place to eat and drink?
The restaurants serve schnitzels, bratwurst, and the local Eisenbahn Pilsen. As if that is not enough, they organize the immensely popular Oktoberfest yearly, which is the second-largest in the world.