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Well done violin museum

The craftsmanship of the violin and explanation of the development of the violin industry in... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Jenny H
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Regensburg, Germany
Violin maker of the world

The place tells us about the great violin maker that could be trace back to hundreds of year. There... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
wis00tj
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Ballenhausgasse 3, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two rooms devoted to the history of violin making in historic Mittenwald, but very little about the making of the instruments themselves - which is what I had hoped to learn about. Some English translations of information are provided, but not for everything which was...More

Thank Csengery
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The place tells us about the great violin maker that could be trace back to hundreds of year. There was an competition event of violin maker from all over the world during the period we stay here.

Thank wis00tj
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Jaqen
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Thank DWD26
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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!

1  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank DoreenH_10
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  Thank niki i
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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!

Thank sharon_travels12
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

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

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