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“worth coming to Mittenwald for!”
Review of Geigenbaumuseum

Geigenbaumuseum
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Mittenwald
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

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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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped into the Geigenbau Museum to check it out. It was 4,50 Euro per person to get in. Although it was very nicely done, you would really have to be very interested in Violins, or at least very interested in classical music to get much from this. But that is no fault of the Museum; it plainly states outside that it is a Violin Museum! It also has a few other stringed instruments, and I believe there was a movie that you could watch.
It was 2 floors and I do not believe there was an elevator (lift), if that is important to you.
Is it worth 4,50 Euro if you aren’t really into Violins? Yes I still think so. It’s a nice break that won’t take you more than 30 minutes. Besides you must go, you’re in MITTENWALD!!

2  Thank cardinal5
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My girlfried is a violin maker so I know the matter already.

The museum shows interactively how history of violin making in Mittenwald. This includes
-panels in German and English about Violin making and the history in Mittenwald
-original tools and furniture
-original instruments from the 19th century until today
-several movies, again in English and German.


All in all it is worth a stop if you visit the old town. The museum gives decent insights and you can spend good hour on the matter...

2  Thank O_M_Gerstberger
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The staff was outstanding, and the museum was well laid out with great descriptions in German and English, very helpful when you have to read or translate everything - we would highly recommend it to all visitors to Mittenwald, as violin making is such an important part of this town.

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My son loves to play the violin and he was quiet amused to see the zither's and a model violin workshop. A beautiful building nestled in a beautiful corner of the town. Mittenwald is one of the most prettiest towns in Bavaria.

Thank TitterTot_Reviews
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