Mittenwald is a true picture-book town and a state-recognised climatic health resort. The best place to start a tour of the historic centre is the Catholic parish church of St. Peter & Paul, recognisable by its attractive tower. The two spa parks in the town are popular places to linger.
Impressive is the Obermarkt, an inviting pedestrian zone. Almost every house is painted with pictures - Lüftlmalerei is the name of this special form of façade painting. Many motifs show saints and patron saints, others depict market scenes, craftsmen or the cheerful togetherness in the tavern.
In the district of Gries, one's gaze falls on the wooden sculpture of an oversized violin, newly built in 2020. It is easy to explain why it is here: Mittenwald has been one of the centres of violin making for centuries and is home to one of the best violin making schools in the world. Insights into the history and present are provided by the violin-making museum.