Saturday, 13 September 2014

By Land from Montevideo to Sao Paulo - The City of Joinville

The city of Joinville in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, named after the Prince of Joinville in France, is a picturesque city colonised by Germans in the 19th century, that arrived there lured by a German colonising society, which promised them land in an area with German like weather, this second item being a hoax. Upon arriving the settlers promptly installed industry and built beautiful German style homes, which can still be seen in the downtown area.

Today the city has expanded enormously and is one of the fastest growing regions in Brazil, housing many huge industries like whirlpool and Randon.
Besides that, you can still buy good beer and German pastries among other European delicacies.

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