Even more beautiful than the Alps in the Bavarian region are the cities nestled between them, such as Mittenwald!
“Mittenwald, A Living Picture Book”Goethe
There is certainly no better place to discover the ancient local traditions of Bavaria, combined with a walk in a cozy country atmosphere than in these beautiful small towns in the region.
Mittenwald is located in a region very close to the Austrian border, where you can get to know Innsbruck, for example, on a car tour. For travelers staying in Munich, it is also possible to discover Mittenwald on a day trip.
However, for those who want to enjoy the city’s unique atmosphere, even more, it is recommended that you stay at one of its local hotels, with its beautiful buildings that are an attraction in themselves with their facades, some with frescoes known as Lüftlmalerei, or also with bib in their windows.
Mittenwald became part of the Prince-Bishopric of Freising in the 14th century, being an important entry point for goods through southern Germany. However, it was in the 17th century that he began to manufacture string instruments, especially violins, in the city, which ensured notoriety for Mittenwald in this segment. This tradition was started by the Klotz family, who taught the craft to other families from the former village, and their descendants continue to maintain this legacy to this day.
For those who wish to learn more about the history of these instruments in Mittenwald, there is the possibility of visiting the Geigenbau Museum, founded in 1930.
The most visited area is the historic centre, where a walk admiring the beautiful painted facades of the buildings, with the Alps in the background, is a must. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is one of the most beautiful spots, standing out on the city’s skyline.
When visiting Munich, be sure to take a tour of Mittenwald and the other charming towns in the Bavarian Alps!