Bernd Dölling - Bogenbau

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  • Hofgarten 13
  • 08258 Wernitzgrün
  • Germany

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The tradition of manufacturing string bows in the Upper Vogtland exists now for more than 200 years. Family Dölling started first in violin-making, for more than 100 years and now over four generations they are also responsible for the good reputation of the Vogtland bow-making.

In 1898 Otto Dölling (1878 - 1966) opened a bow-making workshop.

Two of his sons, Kurt Dölling (1902 - 1952) and Heinz Dölling (1913 - 2001) learned their job in their father´s workshop.

Having passed his master craftsmen exam in 1947 Heinz Dölling founded his own workshop in Wernitzgrün near Markneukirchen. In 1965 he moved to Erlbach, which lies nearby.

Werkstatt 1988 Werkstatt 2002 His son Bernd Dölling passed his master craftsmen exam in 1972. He worked with his father at the Erlbach workshop until he opened his own bow-making workshop in 1985 in Wernitzgrün.

There he works with his son Michael Dölling, who was born in 1968 and took his apprenticeship in his father´s workshop. Michael passed the master craftsmen exam in bow-making in 1992.



At the Wernitzgrün workshop violin, viola, violoncello and contrabass bows of highest quality are...

Bernd Dölling - Bogenbau Hofgarten 13 08258 Wernitzgrün Germany +49 37422/46505

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Musikmesse 2016

07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 Hall: 8.0 Stand: A 27