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The Bünnagel quality

The world of exclusive string instruments.

For more than 80 years,the name Bünnagel has been synonymous with music culture and the finest craftsmanship in Cologne. Today, it has become oneof the most renowned and innovative violin-making companies in the world. After all, a first-class service can only be achieved through values such as expertise, experience, reliability and flexibility culminating in the renowned Bünnagel Quality – “Made for Generations”.

 

Constant values

Quality since 1929.

Our long-term partnerships developed with customersdemonstrate mutually established trust and a shared love and passion for music.

 

Credentials

For this, we can be proud.

That musicians and orchestras around the world hold us in such high regard,is the greatest compliment we could receive and makes us very proud:

„Music is an artthat can only prevail with the right instrument. I therefore value the experience and quality offered by Bünnagel.”

„The best place to hire a violin is from the violin-maker himself.“

„I received my first violin over 40 years ago. My father bought it in Cologne. Today, I still make use of the exceptional expertise offered by this violin-makingcompany close to the opera.“

 
 

Company History

2011
Wolfgang Bünnagel passed away
2005
Daughter Verena Bünnagel joined the company

Daughter Verena Bünnagel joined the company in in purchasing, sales and accounting

2004
Heribert Bünnagel acquired all of the company’s shares
1979
Company anniversary

50-year anniversary, 1929 bis 1979

1975
Heribert Bünnagel obtained Master Craftsman Certificate
1971
Sons took over the business
1970
Master Craftsman Certificates

Wolfgang and Edda Bünnagel (née Bochmann) obtained Master Craftsman Certificates

1969
Josef Bünnagel passed away

Josef Bünnagel

1966
Relocation

Business was relocated to Breite Straße

1965
Son Heribert joined the company
1945
Reopened

After World War II reopened in Cologne-Sülz, Remigiusstraße 34a

1942
Bombed out

Destruction of the shop floor in the Second World War

1935
Relocation

Business was relocated to Mauritiussteinweg

1929
Company foundation

Company was founded by Josef Bünnagel in Cologne, Marsilstein 6,
Became a member of the German Association of Violin and Bow Makers (Verband Deutscher Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher e.V.) (VDG)

 

Historical photos

Josef Bünnagel Geigenbauer - Köln, Mauritiussteinweg Josef Bünnagel Geigenbauer - Köln, Marsilstein 6 Firmengründer Josef Bünnagel Josef Bünnagel Geigenbauer - Köln, Marsilstein 6