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Geigenbaumuseum

Ballenhausgasse 3, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany
+49 4908 8232511
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Tucked away in this charming village of a thousand violins is this beautiful museum highlighting... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Jaqen
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London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting museum

There are two reasons why I didn't give this place 5 stars: the likely fascinating practical... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
DWD26
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London, United Kingdom
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Ballenhausgasse 3, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 4908 8232511
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Reviewed April 7, 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.

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Reviewed April 4, 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

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Reviewed November 23, 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!

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Reviewed September 20, 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
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Reviewed September 14, 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
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Reviewed September 13, 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!

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Reviewed July 31, 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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Reviewed July 27, 2017

After hiking through the gorge, we were ready to get out of the sun so we visited this little museum. My daughter plays the violin so we found it very interesting to learn about the history of the violin makers and the process of making...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

This was so interesting, so informative, and easy to see in an hour or two. History of the violin making in this area, and lots of old, and historical tools, photos, lots of explanation, and so informative. Just a short walk around the back of...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

It's an interesting and beautiful little museum in the town centre, telling a nice history, definitely worth a visit.

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