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Mittenwald Violin Making Museum

Around 1685, Matthias Klotz from Mittenwald brought instrument making to his homeland.
The Violin Making Museum was founded in 1930 and has been housed in one of the most beautiful and oldest houses in Mittenwald since 1960. The exhibition shows the craft of violin making and its development, now over three hundred years old, linked to local history.

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The focus of the high-quality and extensive collection of instruments is on baroque Mittenwald violin making. Of course, however, the 19th and 20th centuries up to the workshops of the present are also presented. Hearing and smelling samples, historical films on the subject of violin making, the historical show workshop and special exhibitions make the visit varied.

Tip: Guided tours through the museum are gladly organised for groups of 10 or more.

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Mittenwald Violin Making Museum

Ballenhausgasse 3
82481 Mittenwald
+49 8823 / 2511

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