Musicon Valley® Vogtland
Adventure tours for music societies, orchestras and all those interested in music.
Where is it possible to watch how a musical instrument is made?
In the Upper Vogtland, in the “Musikwinkel” – Germany’s music region. Musical instruments have been manufactured for more than 350 years in the southern region of the Free State of Saxony, close to the Bavarian and the Czech border.
Around 1900, the Vogtland was considered to be a major musical supplier capable of outfitting entire orchestras and music choirs. Today, prestigious town houses and the mansions of the publishers bear witness of this economically brilliant time. The region’s prosperity was established by hundreds of craftsmen throughout the entire region at that time who not only built instruments, but also all related components and accessories.
The handicraft has been preserved, and there are larger manufacturers where the products are still handmade and manual skills are employed, so that they can justly be referred to as instrument makers. The more than 100 professional workshops and medium-sized businesses are happy to open their doors to trade visitors, inviting them into the cradle of the musical instrument industry and giving them insight into their resounding handicraft.