Mechanical Music

Maybe such a passion for music and desire for entertainment could only be aroused by the silence and solitude of the Black Forest.

Praised as feats of mechanical engineering, the flute clocks and the mechanical orchestras entertained first the affluent bourgeoisie before conquering the pubs, saloons and dance halls in the 18th century. In these convivial places, huge cabinets generated waltz melodies and popular songs – according to the very spirit of the age.

In our museum, not only the keys of pianos are magically moved. There are also flute clocks with dancing figures turning around on them, and unique life-sized figures play the accordion and percussion instruments.

Mechanische Musik


Schwarzwaldmuseum Triberg
Wallfahrtstr. 4
D-78098 Triberg

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Admission €5

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