After the rain tragedy, Petrópolis hosts Bauernfest

The meeting of the construction of the thirty third Bauernfest is in its last stage, which can start on the twelfth in Petrópolis, within the mountainous area of the state of Rio de Janeiro, and can final till the twenty eighth of this month. The Festa do Settler Alemão, as Bauernfest is understood, had its final version in 2019, earlier than the covid-19 pandemic, and was postponed this 12 months because of the tragedy the town went by means of in February and March, when greater than 240 folks died. after disasters brought on by heavy rains.

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Metropolis Secretary of Tourism Silvia Guedon (9) mentioned this at present. Brazilian company that holding the Bauernfest after two years of the pandemic and after the tragedy with the rain “exhibits the resilience of the town and all of the power that we will obtain solely when everybody comes collectively, organized civil society and public energy, everybody thinks that now we have to have this get together that’s so necessary to the manufacturing chain, particularly tourism”.

Till the final 12 months of the Bauernfest celebrations, in 2019, the get together was held round June 29, the anniversary of German colonization, throughout the college holidays, which helped to extend attendance. This 12 months, because of the floods, the city corridor and civil society collectively determined to postpone the occasion and set up it in August, benefiting from the excessive winter season.

In 2019, 450,000 guests attended the get together and the town’s resort chain averaged 90% occupancy. BRL 95 million was injected into the native economic system and 1,530 vacationer buses arrived within the metropolis for the get together, which created 1,000 jobs. Silvia Guedon mentioned that over the last 12 months of the Bauernfest, 9.5 tons of sausages and 150,000 liters of beer have been consumed. Moreover, 98% of these surveyed on the time mentioned they’d suggest the get together to others and 94% mentioned they’d “completely undoubtedly” return.


The rains of February and March precipitated losses to many merchants in Petrópolis. Considered one of them was chef Michel Scharder, who misplaced BRL 80,000 with the 2 rains that destroyed the household enterprise positioned on Rua 7 de Abril, within the historic middle. The venue, which operates close to the Crystal Palace, on the coronary heart of Bauernfest 2022, has been restored and reopened with new tenants to accommodate vacationers and guests attending the occasion.

“We could not even course of every part that occurred again then. We left the losses for later and went to arrange heat to assist those that suffered from the rain. get together. It is a dream come true to relive it and, above all, to have the ability to work collectively for the economic system, with using greater than 40 folks, immediately or not directly,” acknowledged Michel.


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33. Farm festivities – Publicity of Petropolis City Corridor

Tents are being arrange within the backyard of the Palácio de Cristal and on Rua Alfredo Pachá, whose site visitors has been diverted to Rua Padre Siqueira in the wrong way. Your entire area shall be embellished in black, crimson and yellow with a reference to the German flag. The get together will characteristic 60 stalls with typical meals, beer, souvenirs and handicrafts, plus two phases the place people dance teams and German music bands will carry out.

The Festa do Colono Alemão has been held since 1990 to honor the arrival of Germanic settlers in Petrópolis. It’s at present the most important occasion of its type within the metropolis and state, and one of many largest in Brazil. “We now have delivered the restoration work for the Palácio de Cristal and at the moment are making ready the area in your most necessary occasion. This can be a very particular second for our metropolis. The competition significantly stimulates the town’s economic system in varied sectors. We work throughout sectors to spice up the town’s economic system,” mentioned Mayor Rubens Bomtempo.


The newest survey at present exhibits that accommodations within the historic middle of Petrópolis have about 60% of rooms booked. “Bauernfest will carry the sensation that the town has been reborn, resilience. After every part that has occurred, it is vitally necessary that vacationer points of interest give again to residents and vacationers.” I’m certain that we’ll have a symbolic and necessary Bauernfest,” assured Silvia.

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Tourism in Petropolis – 33. Bauernfest/Revelation

“The numbers are very encouraging. The world has skilled issues with the pandemic that we didn’t think about. However we additionally realized rather a lot. Together with the truth that you are able to do rather a lot from the place you’re. Many actions have resurfaced,” the secretary added. Nevertheless, she famous that tourism is an exercise that requires residing an expertise. “Right now greater than ever, folks must have fun as a result of they’ve suppressed celebration.” It is a vital level for the secretary to expertise the get together once more, along with the problem of public security. “We’re a protected metropolis. That is additionally a giant draw.”

In keeping with the president of the Rio de Janeiro State Conference & Guests Bureau Federation, Guilherme Abreu, the resumption of main occasions within the state is of paramount significance for tourism. “Bauernfest is a type of gigantic occasions that strikes the entire chain. Its custom and all of the historic and cultural symbolism that it carries with it results in extra financial growth and high quality tourism to Petrópolis,” Abreu mentioned.


Tourism Minister Silvia Guedon knowledgeable that the massive distinction between Festa do Colono Alemão and Oktoberfest in Blumenau (SC) is that Bauernfest in Petrópolis isn’t just a beer competition. “We now have a really robust cultural enchantment right here. We now have a really robust Germanic custom right here, of folks teams and bands. We’re very excited concerning the get together.”

Along with gastronomy and music, the thirty third Bauernfest could have three parades by means of the streets of the town, on the 14th, twentieth and twenty eighth, and a wealthy cultural program, which is obtainable on the occasion’s web site. Among the many points of interest that may be seen within the Cultural Middle, Praça da Liberdade, Casa do Colono Museum and Praça Visconde de Mauá (Biergarden) is the opening of the exhibition “40 years of the primary Petrópolis German Competition”. There may also be a contest for metered beer, German cuca and different embellished hats; and plenty of storytelling for the youngsters.

Details about the competition could be obtained from Dial Turismo: 0800-0241516 and at vacationer info facilities.

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