Nova Petropolis and Shopping Tour from Gramado
Experience the influence of German culture in Southern Brazil in Nova Petropolis. This day trip from Gramado includes pickup from your hotel, and a live, guided tour of notable historical and cultural sites. Visit the Immigrant Village, Sculpture Park, Green Maze, and Flores Square, followed by shopping at local leather and chocolate factories.
The trip begins with pickup at your hotel in Gramado or Canela between 7:00 and 7:30 am. Travel roughly 1.5 hours to the historic town of Nova Petropolis where you will learn about the legacy left by German immigrants who arrived here in the 19th century.
Explore the town's architecture, natural beauty, and significant monuments including the birthplace of rural cooperatives in Brazil and the story of how German immigrants first came to this area.
Visit the Sculpture Park Pedras do Silêncio, with its sprawling gardens and see stone sculptures depicting life for the area's original German immigrants.
Wander through the Labirinto Verde an impressive green maze composed of cypress trees growing in concentric circles. Next, See the preserved history of the area come to life at Immigrants Village. Considered to be a living monument to German culture, the park is home to a traditional Bavarian village, a beer garden and manicured gardens to explore.
The area is also known for its high quality leather and hand crafted shoes. Finish the trip with some shopping at local leather and chocolate factories, before being dropped-off at your hotel.