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An existing tradition - Violin making in Mittenwald, © Alpenwelt Karwendel | Zugspitz Region

Violin making

As regards the topic of violin making, Mittenwald looks back at a long tradition, and the instruments manufactured here are appreciated by musicians all over the world. In the year 1684 Matthias Klotz returned to his home country and thus laid the foundation. In his honour a memorial has been erected in the town centre. Today, about a dozen master violinmakers have their workshop in Mittenwald, which also hosts the National Vocational College for Violin Making, the only one in Bavaria and one of only two in the whole of Germany.

Craft you can touch and feel

In the Violin Making Museum you can learn everything about this old craft, and in the demonstration workshop you have the opportunity of looking over the shoulder of a genuine violinmaker at work. In the display cases there are more than 200 bowed and plucked instruments of old masters, and the small meeting hall is repeatedly used for concerts. 

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