Picada Café

Coordinates: 29°27′15″S 51°08′11″W / 29.4542°S 51.1364°W / -29.4542; -51.1364
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Picada Café
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Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Picada Café is located in Brazil
Picada Café
Picada Café
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°27′15″S 51°08′11″W / 29.4542°S 51.1364°W / -29.4542; -51.1364
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
 (2020 [1])
 • Total5,738
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)

Picada Café or Kaffeeschneiss in the local German dialect (i.e. Riograndenser Hunsrückisch) is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is located around 80 kilometers from the state capital of Porto Alegre.


The local economy depends largely on small farming;[2] and increasingly on national (internal) tourism which in turn revolves around its Germanic roots and traditions, perceived as exotic.

Minority language[edit]

Since its foundation in 1840s[3] and from its pioneering days onward, the Riograndenser Hunsrückisch language, a Brazilian variety of German largely based on the Rhine Franonian, has been present in this community.

There are many other municipalities with this bilingual profile throughout the state. In 2012 the state chamber of deputies voted unanimously in favor of recognizing this Germanic dialect an official historical culture good to be preserved.[4][5]

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