Thanks to MP-3 players or YouTube, music is present everywhere at the push of a button these days. But even in the 18th Century, there was artificially-created music in the courts for which no musician was needed. In the 19th Century, mechanical instruments conquered the salons of wealthy citizens, bars, fairs, back courtyards and the streets.
The visitor to the German Museum of Musical Instruments takes a fascinating sound journey through time. There one learns of the seemingly endless possibilities of sounding not only pipes and bells, but also keyboard, percussion and even string instruments. Gigantic orchestrions, mechanical figures with fascinating life-like appearance, and the highly-complex music technology inside the instruments will astound the visitor.
Visitors can call forth a wide variety of sounds and play recordings at the touch of a button. Specially-marked playing, hearing and media stations provide additional in-depth experience in the fascinating world of mechanical instruments.