Named as “La Ciudad de Los Tres Pisos” (The City of the Three Floors) due to its particular geography, Carahue currently stands out as an active exchange shopping center of the region’s coastal area and core city in terms of highest potato production in the country.
Its origin is historically linked to port industry, due to its privileged geography that combines rivers, sea and the popular Budi lake. In addition to the above, you can find a great cultural enviroment, highlighting its gastronomy, crafts and Mapuche Lafkenche´s culture.
This is a young commune that was created on January 12th, 1981, named after this German engineer who is recognized in the regional history for projecting and chart the streets of Temuco, and laying out the coastal railway line. The commune´s identity is intimately linked with the rural environment, with the fishing of Chinook salmon on the imposing Toltén River and with the Mapuche lafkenche culture, where the community tourism of Llaguepulli by Lake Budi is highlighted.
Toltén in mapudungun means “Trol-Tren”, an onomatopoeic voice that does not have its own root, but evokes the blowing sound of sea waves. Its capital is Nueva Tolten city, built on its current location after the 1960 tsunami, which destroyed the previous city. The city currently stands out for the fishing of “Chinook salmon” in the waters of the majestic Tolten River and because of its rich gastronomy linked to the sea.
Known as the watercolor city, it invites you to live cultural experiences, involving the human richness of its people, crafts, gastronomy, Mapuche cosmovision, being surrounded by its imposing Cholchol and Imperial rivers.