Robinson Crusoe Island

You can dream the dreams of distant indescribably beautiful islands, beaches, atolls, reefs, underwater floras and – faunas, tropical land vegetation and eternal spring with right. Some dream of life. The classic dialogue: “We want Yes this year again to Acapulco drive.” – “Oh you were ever there?” – “no that, but we didn’t and ever!” – this dialogue remains valid you for these people for life. Also the Juan Fernandez Islands are a well known end of the world. Never heard of? But, certainly most Germans from this group of Islands know they know only their main island, which is named after its most famous visitors.

It is located around 600 km west off the Chilean coast, approximately at the height of Santiago de Chile, and is called Isla Robinson Crusoe, so Robinson Crusoe Island. While it was Robinson Crusoe in fact Alexander Selkirk, was also no Castaway, but left after a serious dispute on his ship voluntarily on the island settle, and lived there also no 28 years as in the novel, but only five (namely 1704 to 1709). But the fact is that it was this event and this stay of Selkirks on the distant island that inspired “The life and the adventures of Robinson Crusoe” Daniel Defoe to his famous novel, which he wrote in 1719. Robinson, who want to embody until today some clubs, the distance, width and paradise as namesake, really, in a sense at the end of the world arrived, in a paradise today, but a life-threatening environment of that time. Then, the island was inhabited from about 1750, today, around 600 people live on it. The first generations of these settlers could not know how the large and distant world around them developed. You learned neither, that Friedrich Schiller wrote his poem “Ode to Joy” in 1785, nor that Ludwig van Beethoven composed it in 1823 and thus our Europe anthem wrote. How would have to learn also it in time before Telegraph and Internet? Marbach and Weimar, Bonn and Vienna were finally completely unknown places at the end of the world.

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