Foto: Ellen Liebner, Jan Hesse
Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
Musical instrument makers are resourceful. This was demonstrated by 15 master builders in 2010. In about 1700 working hours, a giant violin and giant bow
were created at the suggestion of the Markneukirchen violin maker Ekkard Seidl. The occasion was the 650th anniversary of the city of Markneukirchen. As the largest playable violin, it received an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. The violin is 4.27 m long, weighs approx. 131 kg and is made of spruce, maple and ebony. The bow measures 5.22 m and has a weight of approx. 14.7 kg. Visitors can marvel at the extraordinary instrument in the Musical Instrument Museum in Markneukirchen.