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 not-so-ancient string instruments from all angles; there is a room furnished like a workshop of 100 years ago and there are special exhibitions - at the time when we visited, the history of zither-making in Mittenwald. The best part was the old films that were shown, the oldest being from 1924. These videos were most informative, especially for visitors such as ourselves with no idea of the technicalities of violin construction.One definite plus: your entrance ticket is reduced by €1 if you have a Mittenwald guest card, and it also enables you to have a cup of coffee for free in one of the town's cafés. It's a lovely way to spend a couple of hours!
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