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Housed in a verdant cradle of the Isar River Valley, Mittenwald’s rich and remarkable surroundings only rival its magnificently musical past. World-renowned for its colossal contribution to the art of violin making, Mittenwald revolves around the mellifluous melodies of music. Hike amidst the stunning mountain scenery, discovering geological trails and fascinating flora and fauna; wander the magnificent depths of the musical museums in order to explore Mittenwald’s primary artistic expression; and listen to the mellifluous tones of the violin during a live performance in an atmospheric tavern.
The rich region of Bavaria is famed for the fabulous frescoes that decorate its sacred structures. The bright and Baroque paintings depict colourful scenes of saints and sinners, creating a holistic picture of Mittenwald’s rich religious heritage. A truly stunning example of Mittenwald’s ecclesiastical elegance is the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a structure that has become the town’s architectural icon due to its dazzling decoration and soaring spire.
In the late 17th century, Mathias Klotz brought the esteemed trade of violin making to the small Bavarian village of Mittenwald. Almost 400 years later, the art of violin making still thrives in the prestigious violin-making school and the informative and immersive Violin Making Museum. Here, visitors can observe over 200 string instruments while discovering the complex processes involved in their creation.
Enjoying a verdant location nestled amidst the ancient trees of the town, Rieger Restaurant is a truly traditional structure whose timbered façade reflects the regional delights served within. Absorb the rustic atmosphere as you sample signature specialities such as crispy, garlic potatoes, sizzling sausages and succulent cuts of meat. (Dekan-Karl-Platz 28 82481 Mittenwald, Germany)