The warm and charming Osorno people live mainly from agriculture and cattle breeding. To learn about the history of this place, a good option is to visit the Municipal Historic Museum that spans from Mapuche culture exhibits to the colonial origins of the city and the German colonization, all in an impressive neocolonial building. You should then walk through downtown, observing the 19th century typical wooden houses, the Osorno Handicraft Center and the impressive Osorno Cathedral, ending with the Queen Luisa Fort at the Rahue river seaside.
By the international road to Argentina, 15.5 miles away from Osorno, you will find the Moncopulli Car Museum, first of its class in Chile. There you can see old collection cars like a 1920 Ford T or a 1946 Studebaker.
Another mandatory place to visit is the Puyehue National Park, with sophisticated thermal water facilities. Here you can also explore coihue, ulmo, tepa and mañio forests, watch more than 100 bird species, walk along the slopes of the Puyehue and Casablanca volcanoes, admire spectacular waterfalls and lagoons of glacial origin. In winter, ski and snwboard lovers must visit Antillanca to enjoy unbeatable snow covered landscapes. In summer time you can trek along spectacular trails, practice rappel or sport fishing.