A little corner of Germany in Venezuela attracts thousands of tourists

Americas Now

In 1843, some 400 German citizens left Europe and embarked on a journey to South America. After four months of traveling, they settled in the mountains of Venezuela to develop an agricultural project that would be named Tovar Colony.

Today, Colonia Tovar resembles a German alpine town. It has some 16,000 inhabitants who maintain the culture, tradition, and gastronomy of southeast Germany, attracting thousands of tourists every year.

Check out these images of this little piece of Germany in South America.