Frutillar is a beautiful city located in the Lake District, on the west side of Lake Llanquihue. It was founded on November 24th, 1856, by German settlers.
It is characterized by the beauty of its landscape and especially by the German traditions.
Frutillar was founded on the shores of Lake Llanquihue by German immigrants who arrived in the area during the government of President Manuel Montt. The settlers built their houses around the bay and did agricultural and livestock work.
This city today is recognized by UNESCO as the first Creative City of Chile, due to its great musical and artistic culture, which began with “Las Semanas Musical de Frutillar” a summer festival that every year performs 40 concerts between January 27th and February 5th. For more than four decades now, this summer festival has been celebrated, and it attracts national and international audiences for ten days as well as renowned artists who perform at the Teatro del Lago, the most modern stage in southern Chile.
In recent years, the Teatro del Lago has become one of the icons of the city and one of the most recognized stages of southern Chile by artists and visitors, Chileans and foreigners.