Mittenwald

Coordinates: 47°25′N 11°15′E / 47.417°N 11.250°E / 47.417; 11.250
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Mittenwald
Mittenwald seen from Westliche Karwendelspitze
Mittenwald seen from Westliche Karwendelspitze
Coat of arms of Mittenwald
Location of Mittenwald within Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
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Mittenwald is located in Germany
Mittenwald
Mittenwald
Mittenwald is located in Bavaria
Mittenwald
Mittenwald
Coordinates: 47°25′N 11°15′E / 47.417°N 11.250°E / 47.417; 11.250
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictGarmisch-Partenkirchen
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Enrico Corongiu[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total132.85 km2 (51.29 sq mi)
Elevation
923 m (3,028 ft)
Population
 (2022-12-31)[2]
 • Total7,251
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
82481
Dialling codes08823
Vehicle registrationGAP
Websitewww.mittenwald.de

Mittenwald (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪtn̩ˌvalt] ) is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.

Geography[edit]

Mittenwald is located approximately 16 kilometres to the south-east of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is situated in the Valley of the river Isar, by the northern foothills of the Alps, on the route between the old banking and commercial centre of Augsburg, to the north, and Innsbruck to the south-east, beyond which is the Brenner Pass and the route to Lombardy, another region with a rich commercial past and present.

History[edit]

Mittenwald, along with Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the west, was acquired by the Prince-Bishopric of Freising in the late 14th century and the "crowned Aethiopian" head that is part of Mittenwald's coat of arms recalls that 400-year association that ended when the Prince-Bishopric was secularized in 1802-03 and its territory annexed to Bavaria.

Mittenwald's location as an important transit centre on a relatively low and predictable Mountain pass has been a defining feature of the area for at least two thousand years.

Violin makers[edit]

Mittenwald is famous for the manufacture of violins, violas and cellos which began in the mid-17th century by the Klotz workshop.[citation needed] Matthias I Klotz founded the Mittenwald school of violin making. Aegidius Klotz is believed to have crafted the personal violin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Eduard Melkus played on an unaltered violin by Aegidius Klotz.[3]

Notable places[edit]

The most significant landmark in the village is the pink colored Roman Catholic church of Saints Peter and Paul, which is typical of the region. The church and many of the surrounding buildings, both businesses and private residences, are decorated with elaborate paintings on the exterior walls. Near the Luttenseekaserne there is a monument honoring the participants of the Slutsk Defence Action.

Notable people[edit]

Twin City[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ Genesis Online-Datenbank des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Statistik Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)
  3. ^ Voichita Bucur (2016). Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments. Springer International Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 9783319320809.

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