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”.
Quality since 1929.
Our long-term partnerships developed with customersdemonstrate mutually established trust and a shared love and passion for music.
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.“
Wolfgang Bünnagel passed away
Daughter Verena Bünnagel joined the company
Daughter Verena Bünnagel joined the company in in purchasing, sales and accounting
Heribert Bünnagel acquired all of the company’s shares
50-year anniversary, 1929 bis 1979
Heribert Bünnagel obtained Master Craftsman Certificate
Sons took over the business
Master Craftsman Certificates
Wolfgang and Edda Bünnagel (née Bochmann) obtained Master Craftsman Certificates
Josef Bünnagel passed away
Business was relocated to Breite Straße
Son Heribert joined the company
After World War II reopened in Cologne-Sülz, Remigiusstraße 34a
Destruction of the shop floor in the Second World War
Business was relocated to Mauritiussteinweg
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)