Colonia Tovar

Americas Now

It’s a village that has houses built in the German architectural style, locals speaking German on the streets and a brewer producing Bavarian beer. But it’s not located in Europe. It’s two hours outside Caracas, in Venezuela. Colonia Tovar was founded in the 1840´s by German immigrants. The town eventually became a tourist attraction. But attracting visitors has become a major challenge after the pandemic. Stephen Gibbs reports.