The company Ferdinand Thürmer was founded on April 1st, 1834 in Meißen, it now being the oldest still existing Saxon pianoforte company. On the occasion of its 165th Anniversary on April 1st, 1999, it opened a Pianoforte Museum on its premises, at the Triebisch Creek. Being the first museum of its kind in Germany, it presents the history of the pianoforte as well as the history of the Thürmer Company in particular, by means of restored instruments dating back as far as 1834. The majority of the exhibits were produced in this building, a late classical factory dating back to 1873.
The Pianoforte museum is equipped with 80 chairs and a concert grand, suitable for chamber music played to a small audience. The Meißen pianoforte tradition, its museum and other special locations, are all showcased during the Pianoforte festival. Concerts are dedicated to the pianoforte and thus to the most important instrument of modern music history. Performances include works created for this special instrument, focusing mainly on German-speaking areas as well as German areas of culture, in particular Saxon culture. Musicological studies of the pianoforte complete the picture, shedding light on the interplay between instrument production and musical inspiration.
Thürmer Pianoforte Museum
Martinstraße 12 a
Tel.: +49 (0) 3521 401455
Tourism association of Meißen
+49 (3521) 41940
+49 (3521) 419419
April to October:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun/national holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
November to March:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. (except for January)