The charming Blumenau, the main economic and tourist center of the Vale do Itajaí, is known in Brazil and abroad by Oktoberfest, the largest German party in the Americas. Colonized by Germans, it still preserves its customs as an inheritance of immigrant ancestors, such as alpine and half-timbered architecture and gastronomy, which has the stuffed mourelle as a typical dish.
Colonial-style buildings, manicured streets and flowery gardens can also be admired on walks through the central region or in the charming communities of the municipality, such as Vila Itoupava. But the city does not only preserve its culture: 68% of the territory of Blumenau is covered by the Atlantic Forest, with trails and refreshing waterfalls. The lodging options are diverse and you still have at your disposal an excellent infrastructure of commerce and services.