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Fafner
Thursday, September 13th, 2007, 12:00 AM
Argentina is one of the countries that more Germans has received in America.

Many German surnames are common here. My province, Entre Ríos (it means literally "between rivers" because we're quite like an island) is one good example.

We've got many villages founded by Germans or with a great immigration (Hasenkamp, Crespo, Bovril, Aldea Spatzenkutter, Cerrito, Villa Urquiza or Aldea Brasilera are just some few examples).

Cases like Aldea Brasilera (called that way because the original settlement was established in Brazil and later moved here) or Cerrito were raised with the
immigrants called the Volga Germans, a group of german people that first moved to Russia in times of Catherine II the Great and later with the great immigration wave during the 19th and 20th centuries came to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay, but mostly here. A funny fact is that althought their costumes are very germans they speak a kind of dialect, not German.

Here in this link you'll find a better explanation of this immigration in Entre Ríos:

Germans from Russia in Argentina (http://comunidad.ciudad.com.ar/ciudadanos/herman/) (click "Germans from Russia" and read more)

But obviously, as I said in the beggining, this happened al around the country so here you have a link to Wikipedia to explain the process in the whole country:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germans_in_Argentina

There's also a village in the province of Córdoba that holds the 3th or the 4th (I don't remember now, I think it's the 3th) most important Oktoberfest in the world and keep on with the german traditions. This place is called Villa General Belgrano and was founded by Germans in the 19th century but had an increase of german immigrants from the Graf Spee during the IIWW. It's a beautiful place (very similar to the Alps) and it's a very turistical point.

In this link you can see some photos of the city and the landscapes but sadly it's in spanish so some of you may not understand what it says. Click on the titles on the bottom to se picyture galleries.

From left to right the galleries are:

National Beer Festival (Oktoberfest)
National Viennese Mixture Festival (I don't know if it's well translated, sorry)
Alpine Chocolate Festival
Landscapes
Other festivals and events
Architecture and urban scenery

http://elsitiodelavilla.com/municipio/indice_imagenes.htm

Oh! i also attached two Oktoberfest posters :)

I hope you like it ;)

AUF WIEDERSEHEN! (if it's well written :p)

Fafner

Mercator
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, 06:32 AM
The Wolgadeutschen in Argentina (links):

http://www.alemanesvolga.com.ar/activid/enlaces.html

Fafner, do you have some pics?, the German-"entrerriano" websites are very poor:(

Alice
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, 12:51 PM
This alone is enough to draw me to Argentina:

http://www.chocolateatlas.com/Walking_Street_of_Chocolate_Dreams/Dreams.htm

From what I understand, Bariloche is rife with chocolate shops and factories.

http://i4.tinypic.com/61os7f9.jpg

Fafner
Thursday, September 20th, 2007, 12:07 AM
This alone is enough to draw me to Argentina:

http://www.chocolateatlas.com/Walking_Street_of_Chocolate_Dreams/Dreams.htm (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.choc olateatlas.com%2FWalking_Street_of_Choco late_Dreams%2FDreams.htm)

From what I understand, Bariloche is rife with chocolate shops and factories.

http://i4.tinypic.com/61os7f9.jpg

Yes, it's FULL of chocolate shops and factories. I went there 2 weeks ago (here it's a tradition that all students that are in the last secondary school year travel to Bariloche).

When you walk around the city you can see a lot of them. There are even blocks of just chocolate shops and a chocolate fountain!!

And you can't describe how they taste with words... :p


The Wolgadeutschen in Argentina (links):

http://www.alemanesvolga.com.ar/activid/enlaces.html (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alem anesvolga.com.ar%2Factivid%2Fenlaces.htm l)

Fafner, do you have some pics?, the German-"entrerriano" websites are very poor:(

Yes, sadly they don't have good pictures. I've been searching on the Internet and I found a lot of information (mostly in Sapnish) but there aren't many photographs.

I do have many in books, so maybe I can scan them ;)

Einheri
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Don't forget us Dock-sud BA Germans!