This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Blumenau. To help you make friends with Blumenau before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Blumenau is a city in Brazil that is known for being great for exercise, outdoor activities, family getaways, and holiday retreats while in the country. It is very diverse in terms of its population, culture, and its history. When you stay at a hostel or residence in Blumenau, you are guaranteed a good time, no matter what you want to do.
Hostels in Blumenau are not hard to find, and they happen to be extremely affordable. Look for a hostel in the area well before the month of October, though. Blumenau has a very strong German culture within it, which means that Oktoberfest is celebrated in style here. Hostels come into high demand the closer to the month it gets.
If you want a place to go to enjoy more family-oriented activities, check out the Vila Germanica park. This area within the city has clean facilities, affordable restaurants, diverse brands of beer, and local shopping outlets too. Located nearby is the Cathedral of St. Paul the Apostle, an ancient church with a unique spire and a monthly healing Mass.
For a more entertaining time, try watching a show at the Theater of Carlos Gomes, an old theater with fascinating architecture and a very distinctive fountain in the middle. This picturesque location is right in the Blumenau town center and features many exciting local and international events.
Another attractive local landmark is City Hall. The architecture of this building is Germanic and is located near the church. If you are interested in how so many German influences came into Blumenau, you can check out the history of the city at the Museu Hering. The museum is small, but it is very well-kept.
A perfect way to wrap up your day in Blumenau is to visit the Garage. This is a nightclub in the city that features good beer, great music, and many local and international partygoers. The nightlife is just as active as the city is in the daytime.
Written by local enthusiast for Blumenau hostelsJakob Lombardi