The history of violin making in Mittenwald


Around 1685 Mathias Kloz brought the craft of making instruments to his native village. He founded violin making in Mittenwald which later became established through his sons and pupils who, in turn, trained their own apprentices.

The following information is available on the history of violin making in Mittenwald:

  1. Early violin making in Mittenwald – Mathias Kloz and his sons
    (c. 1685–1740, history and illustrations of instruments)

  2. Mathias Kloz’s employment reference
    (1687, history)

  3. Bow making in Mittenwald from around 1780 – 1850 (history)

  4. Photographic instrument archive

  5. Biographical dates of violin makers from Mittenwald