With its chalet-style homes and abundance of chocolateries, Gramado resembles an Alpine mountain resort town. The city – located in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state – has a distinct Bavarian vibe that attracts visitors from near and far.
Gramado's amusement and theme parks provide a fun break from the cultural activities of the city. Mini Mundo offers detailed miniature recreations of world-famous buildings whereas Snowland has wintery offerings in the form of an indoor snowy hill suitable for snowboarding and skiing, an Alpine village and more. Santa’s Village is a delightful Christmas-themed spot to indulge in holiday activities, ride a monorail and savour Quilombo Valley views.
During your Gramado holiday, set aside time to visit some of the fantastic museums of the city. Geo Museu will provide insights into the geological history of the region while Gramado Film Festival Museum will give you a peek into the history of Latin American cinema. Hollywood Dream Cars - Automobile Museum, with its impressive display of vintage cars, is worth visiting too.
If you’re visiting Gramado in time for Christmas, check out the fantastic light displays across the city. To sample the chocolatey delights of Gramado, pop into one of the many artisan chocolate shops like Caracol Chocolates or Florybal Chocolates. Switch gears and head over to Lago Negro that has trees imported from Germany’s Black Forest, scenic walking paths and a boating lake. You can also undertake a trip to the Cascata do Caracol waterfall or Serra Gaúcha mountains from here.