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The Obermarkt
in Mittenwald

and Karwendel

The Obermarkt
in Mittenwald


Kirchturm Mittenwald Between Karwendel and Wetterstein Mountains, near the Austrian border, lies the picturesque climatic health resort Mittenwald. The market in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just 100 km from Munich.

Mittenwald has been officially mentioned as in media silva for the first time in the year 1096. The place obtained the right to have a market in 1305.

With its central location surrounded by many forests and the upper Isar, Mittenwald offered an ideal basis for the rafting industry, which has been practiced until the last century.

Matthias Klotz started making violins in Mittenwald from 1689. To date, the market town has remained a significant centre for string and plucked instruments in Germany.

Als um 1912 die Bahnlinie zwischen Garmisch- Partenkirchen und Innsbruck gebaut wurde kam der Fremdenverkehr in den Ort.

Tourism sprang in the city when around 1912 the railway line between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck was built.

You will find detailed information about Mittenwald at

Bozner Markt Mittenwald
Image in the text "Mittenwald Upper Market": courtesy of the Tourist Information of Mittenwald.

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