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The craftsmanship of the violin and explanation of the development of the violin industry in Mittenwald is well told through sound, text, and artifacts. Interpretation is offered in German and English. The impact of Mittenwald on violins worldwide is well told.
Tucked away in this charming village of a thousand violins is this beautiful museum highlighting the rich history of their string instruments heritage.
Please be advised that this museum only accepts cash.
There are two reasons why I didn't give this place 5 stars: the likely fascinating practical demonstration of violin making was done in German only and they don't accept credit card for the entrance fee.
With those two minor complaints over, I should say it...More
Who would've guessed that the little town of Mittenwald was a center of violin making for centuries? This little museum chronicles the development of Mittenwald as an instrument-making town. It also provides interesting information about the process of string-instrument making. Highly recommended!
We visited in the afternoon and it was not very busy. The museum explains how violins are made and the history of violin making in Mittenwald. most of the displays are in German and English so we were able to follow them. There are videos...More
One of the most interesting places in Mittenwald.The art of violin makers[Luthiers] has a solid,ancient tradition in this city.This noble art,are equivalent with the Italian violin creators, with the well known maestros such as Stradivarius,Guarnieri,Amati .
Visiting museum, you can remark the art of making...More
What a great find! The history of violin making in the region is outlined in an interactive fashion. The gentleman at the front desk was very kind and helpful as well. I am glad we included this stop on our trip!
Really enjoyed this museum. There were several interactive stations in German and English. Learn the types of wood used to time of year trees are cut. Many examples of old violins. Went on a rainf day and spent about an hour. Very nice
After hiking through the gorge, we were ready to get out of the sun so we visited this little museum. My daughter plays the violin so we found it very interesting to learn about the history of the violin makers and the process of making...More