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Fascinating Experience!

We found this museum very fascinating as we learned the process of creating a quality instrument... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
Beth O
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Ramsey, Minnesota
Beautiful and Historical

The museum is lovely for anyone who loves violins. There, you can learn about the ancient old art... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2015
Mimi J
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Nice, France
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We found this museum very fascinating as we learned the process of creating a quality instrument. It was also interesting to learn the history of this craft in Mittenwald. Although some information was only in German, there was an audio center that answered frequently asked...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

The museum is lovely for anyone who loves violins. There, you can learn about the ancient old art of designing and creating violins that became well-known since since Matthias Klotz (1653-1743) brought his violin building skills from Italy to Mittenwald. Since then Mittenwald became famous...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

The geigen museum shows in detail the steps it takes until the instrument is perfect. Nice t learn the history of building/constructing geigen.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This has, as you'd expect, a good display of old violins and related instruments. It also features info on the history of violin making in Mittenwald. However, it's short on the general history of same, so lacks context vs what was going on in Cremona,...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Really great experience. The staff was super friendly and helpful. It is not too big but they cram a lot into it.

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We visited Mittenwald in the middle of a snow storm, but even so enjoyed this very pretty town enormously. The Violin Museum was expecially interesting and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The museum, situated in a beautiful square near the parish church, pays tribute to one of the oldest industries of Mittenwald - making violins, of which even Mozart possessed an example! The rooms are well set out so that you can view these ancient and...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stopped into the Geigenbau Museum to check it out. It was 4,50 Euro per person to get in. Although it was very nicely done, you would really have to be very interested in Violins, or at least very interested in classical music to get...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank cardinal5
Reviewed 14 August 2013

My girlfried is a violin maker so I know the matter already. The museum shows interactively how history of violin making in Mittenwald. This includes -panels in German and English about Violin making and the history in Mittenwald -original tools and furniture -original instruments from...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank O_M_Gerstberger
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The staff was outstanding, and the museum was well laid out with great descriptions in German and English, very helpful when you have to read or translate everything - we would highly recommend it to all visitors to Mittenwald, as violin making is such an...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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