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Music and Instrument Making

Erlebniswelt Musikinstrumentenbau
Immerse yourself in the secrets of a centuries-old craft and listen to the sounds of musical instruments! When you enter a violin-making workshop, you can touch the more than 100 years old wood, smell the varnish, hear the soft scraping of the planer and talk to the master. An experience at close range, which can only be found here in the Vogtland. 

Der Musikinstrumentenbau im Vogtland

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.
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Einblick in die Schauwerkstätten der Erlebniswelt Musikinstrumentenbau in Markneukirchen Video: musica732

Erlebniswelt Musikinstrumentenbau

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.

Come and visit a region in which the heart of Germany’s musical instrument making industry has been beating for centuries! Visit the birthplace of your musical instrument and find out more about our longstanding traditional and sonorous handicraft, which can still be heard today.

Recommendation: Visit the three exhibition workshops and observe the craftsmen at work. Asking questions, touching and trying out are encouraged. 




Die GPS-gestützte Schnitzeljagd durch Markneukirchen entstand als Modellprojekt des Kulturraums ...

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Leave your car for a while and discover theholiday region Vogtland and many excursiondestinations in a very relaxed way by busand train – in the Vogtland this is particularly easy with the offers of the transport association Vogtland in the comfortable Vogtland network.

Here in the quadrangle, you can discover theextraordinary on a day trip across borders.Take it easy with the EgroNet ticket: Karlovy Vary, Cheb, Bayreuth or Hof are easily acces-sible by train. City stroll, culture, wellness – all of this is available to you.

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The free app offers a lot useful information about vacationing in the Vogtland. Tour descriptions, tour routes on the map, elevation profiles, photos, as well as interesting points along the way are part of the app. The Vogtland App determines the users’ exact location, allowing users to detect variations to the tours described and to go on small extra tours. Customized tours are also possible.

Timetable information and the link to the events database of the Vogtland region are also incorporated into the app, as are numerous smaller features.

Vogtland App Functions:

  • Tour descriptions
  • Tour planner
  • Description of  POI’s
  • Top tips
  • Events database
  • Timetable information
  • Link to social media
  • Compass
  • Positioning
  • Saves offline
  • Memos
  • Description of the ski area
Besuch im Musikinstrumentenmuseum Markneukirchen Photo: Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
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