view upon Prozuzo “Tyrolia”
Pozuzo is a colony founded in the middle of the 19th century on the eastern slopes of the Andes in the middle of the mountain jungle by Tyrolean and German emigrants. Until the 70s of the 20th century no road existed – you could only go there with packhorses or on foot. The today´s road along the Rio Huancabamba is still an adventurous runway and only recommended for off-road vehicles.
Due to centuries of isolation, the emigrants and their descendants in Pozuzo lived completely self-sufficiently and cultivated their Tyrolean or Rhineland traditions. Even today, descendants of immigrant families address German-speaking guests in Tyrolean dialect.
A visit to this charming and well-kept little town is worthwhile. You can get there by taking the road north from Huancabamba – take a minibus if you do not have an off-road vehicle. And make sure to visit Andrés Egg Gstir in his restaurant on the main street. He serves you Wiener schnitzel with warm potato salad and can really tell you a lot about Pozuzo – in Tyrolean! At Maria Egg you will find a wonderful accommodation.