Mittenwald old town

Mittenwald old town


Roman town on the Karwendel

With its approximately 7,500 inhabitants, Mittenwald is one of the largest towns in the Karwendel region. The history of the historic old town of Mittenwald dates back to Roman times. At that time, an important road, the Via Claudia Augusta, passed through here. In 1305 the town received the right to hold markets and trade as well as rafting were very successful. Particularly attractive for the many visitors are the historical buildings with the famous Lüftlmalerei as well as the violin making museum. There is also a violin making school in Mittenwald. Since the Karwendelbahn was opened in 1912 as a connection between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck, more and more vacationers came to the mountain resort.


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