During different times in history, German settlers came to Chile and started a new life here. In this region, in 1846 settlers arrived and built up the capital – Puerto Montt. In 1853 a new town was created at the shore of the beautiful (but artificially created) Lago Llanquihue: Frutillar – which means strawberry bed.
The people mainly came from the poor regions of Germany and were in search of a better life. Today there are still many people speaking German in Frutillar and some German traditions are preserved; with the characteristics of 1853. And there is also a somewhat funny museum about German settlers that also depicts the tough times after arriving here.