Trip to the Imperial City of Brazil Petrópolis / Ausflug zur Kaiserstadt Petrópolis ab Rio de Janeiro
Petrópolis is a city in Rio de Janeiro (state). It is also known as The Imperial City of Brazil. Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos, in the valley of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers and once home of the world famous Austrian writer and novelist Stefan Zweig, Petrópolis is a popular summer holiday spot. Besides the climate and surroundings, the main attraction is the former Summer Palace of the Brazilian Emperors, which is now a museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia.