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A Living Picture Book

Mittenwald likes to think of itself as a “Living Picture Book”, and not without good reason; the town has preserved its historical appearance. This unspoilt little town, with its original upper Bavarian houses, is bound to fascinate. Saunter along to the upper market and see the rows of old houses with their barrel-vaulting, archways and magnificent frescoes dating back to the 18th century. Continue on to the equally artful contemporary façades of the Adlerhaus and the Bozener Wine Tavern. And be impressed by the old farmhouses and the silversmith in Gries, the oldest part of the town.

Last but not least, pay a visit to the memorial to Matthias Klotz, founder of the famous “Mittenwalder Geigenbau” (violin makers), whose legacy can still be heard today in the alleyways of Mittenwald. In the more than 140 year old violin making school, for example, or in the violin making museum, which features a unique and comprehensive collection of valuable instruments belonging to famous Mittenwald masters. Not just for music fans!

Mittenwald has been the origin of more than a few musical high points. After all, Mozart's very own concert violin came started its life here.

Natural Infomation Centre

Hold your breath and step out above the sheer drop - welcome to Germany's highest natural information centre, at an altitude of 2244m. The view from the panoramic window of the giant telescope is guaranteed to leave you weak at the knees; you'll be looking 1300m down into the Isar valley and toward the Zugspitze.

Inside the centre you'll be taken on a journey through time to experience and learn about the fascinating mountain world of the Karwendel.