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Top ChoiceGerman in Blumenau


This Sunday-only feast is the most coveted table in Santa Catarina for marreco (stuffed Garganey, a kind of small duck); in fact, the menu's only item begins its journey to your stomach at 6am, when Josefa Jensen...

Top ChoiceBeer in Blumenau


A festive parade kicks off nearly 20 days of folk music, dancing and beer drinking that ranks as the world's second-biggest German party after Munich. A smaller Sommerfest takes place in January.

Top ChoicePub Food in Blumenau

Basement English Pub

Easily one of Brazil's best bars in a gorgeous authentic English pub atmosphere. It does a good job with homesick-remedy pub grub like fish and chips, steaks and pastrami that hit the spot among a blitzkrieg of...

Microbrewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Das Bier

Das Bier brews pilsners according to Reinheitsgebot (Germany's 1516 beer purity law). Sample the full range at their visitor-friendly facility with a pretty patio – 13 taps plus an epic smoked-oak triple in a...

Buffet in Blumenau

Moinho do Vale

One of Blumenau's classiest choices, this is a high-quality buffet lunch stop with excellent service, great regional and Brazilian choices (stuffed duck, trout ceviche, tambaqui fish ribs, pork knuckle) and even...

Microbrewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Blumenau

Cervejaria Blumenau's brewery in Itoupavazinha, 16km north of Centro, features 15 taps, the majority of which feature some of the city's best craft beer, including a great double IPA. This is the spot to go if...

Area in Blumenau

Parque Vila Germânica

Blumenau’s festivals are held at Parque Vila Germânica, part convention hall, part kitschy Alpine village. There are several good bar/restaurants (Bier Vila), gourmet shops and a whole lot of lederhosen. To get...

Cafe in Blumenau

Cafehaus Glória

This old-world coffeehouse is a consistent madhouse, famous for its can't-miss café colonial, an afternoon buffet (por-kilo R$68; Monday to Saturday 3pm to 8pm) that features cakes, pastries and sandwiches...

Mediterranean in Blumenau

Zizi Bistrô

Once you're fed up with beer and brats, tuck into this candlelit Mediterranean bistro, vaguely hidden in the ground floor of a travel agency. Decidedly un-German dishes like grilled octopus, squid ink risotto...

Cafe in Blumenau

Daily Coffee

Blumenau has waited decades for proper espresso and the Daily Coffee delivers along with a long list of pour-over coffee brews and speciality drinks. It's also great for breakfast – creative scrambled eggs...

Craft Beer in Blumenau

Bier Vila

With 30 options on draft and 300 local and regional craft beers by the bottle, this is Blumenau's best drinking den for enthusiasts. There's typical German fare on offer as well – the hackepeter (raw minced beef...

Microbrewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Bierland

Don't judge a beer by its label – Bierland's brews are much better than their packaging. Thirteen in in total are brewed here, including a pale ale, bock, Russian imperial stout and Viennese-style ale, with four...

Italian in Blumenau

Mortadella Ristaurante

The best example of Blumenau's ‘other’ cuisine, Mortadella tempts diners with an extraordinarily long list of both classic and Brazilian pizzas options, many of which are named after Italian celebrities, and a...

Area in Blumenau

Rua XV Novembro

Rua XV Novembro is home to the city’s best examples of Germanic architecture, including the Castelinho da XV, a replica of the city hall of Michelstadt, Germany, and now a Havan department store.

Notable Building in Blumenau

Castelinho da XV

The Castelinho da XV, now a Havan department store, is a replica of the city hall of Michelstadt, Germany.

Brewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Eisenbahn

Though the craft beer movement has de-throned Eisenbahn as the best and most famous artisanal Brazilian beer, this long-standing brewery has stepped up its game since being acquired by Schincariol, remodeling the...

Pub in Blumenau

Das Bier Kneipe

Das Bier brews two traditional-style pilsens and follows those with a brown ale, weiss, pale ale, Australian pale ale and märzen, among others. Their in-town bar, Das Bier Kneipe, is 5km from central Blumenau in...

Museum in Blumenau

Museu de Família Colonial

Learn about Blumenau’s beginnings in this group of houses that were occupied by the city’s founder, Herman Bruno Otto Blumenau, in the 1850s. His daughter’s cat cemetery – where Pepito, Mirko, Bum, Putzi, Schnurr...