Swiss School of Violin Making, Brienz



Gain an unforgettable insight into the art of violin making

If you are interested in stringed instruments and the fascinating way in which they are made, the Swiss School of Violin Making in Brienz is the ideal excursion for you. Learn about the history of string music in Switzerland while enjoying an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the workshop.

The Swiss School of Violin Making in Brienz promises an instructive excursion. While admiring the craftsmanship at the violin making school, you will also be learning a great deal about traditional string music in Switzerland. The highlight of the day is a look around the workshop, where visitors can watch as a beautiful stringed instrument is produced from a piece of wood.
If you want more, why not attend an attic recital to experience and enjoy the art of strings up close? Be enchanted by the sound as you immerse yourself in the world of classical music.

"Of fiddles and master violins"

This permanent exhibition at the Swiss School of Violin Making in Brienz tells visitors all they need to know about violins and how they are made in Switzerland. The exhibition reveals what violins used to sound like, and how they sound today. What kind of wood is used to make violins? After your interesting visit to Brienz, we guarantee you will be able to answer this and many other questions.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Fascinating facts about string music in Switzerland
  • Interesting permanent exhibitions
  • Exclusive attic recitals
  • Exciting insights into a violin workshop

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way:

  • Register for an attic concert in good time
  • Note the opening times of the exhibition
  • Guided tours require advance reservation and take one hour
  • Maximum group size for guided tours is 25 persons



Wed / Fri 14.00 –16.00 h
Sat 11.00 –15.00 j
and by arrangement, admission free of charge

Guided tours of the violin making school by arrangement, max. 25 pers. chargeable - more information available on the website

General Information

  • Bus stop available


  • Bad Weather Offer

  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards

  • for Children of the age of 6-10

  • for Class

  • for Groups

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for any weather

  • Suitable for the Elderly

Foreign Language

English, French, German

Other Furnishing/Equipment

  • Barrier-free access

  • Handicapped accessible WC

Payment Options

Cash, Entrance Free, PayPal, Twint

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