Trossingen College of Music
Trossingen College of Music© Janine Funke

Deep in the Black Forest lies the historical town of Trossingen. If you’re interested in studying in a picturesque setting with a long tradition of instrument-making, then Trossingen is the place for you.

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The route to Trossingen takes you through Germany’s most beautiful forests: the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) and the Swabian Alb in southwest Germany. The Black Forest is the largest mountainous region in Germany and the Swabian Alb leads directly to the foothills of the Alps. This region has been inhabited for almost 2,000 years, which is why you’ll certainly encounter a lot of history on your way there and in Trossingen itself.


If you take the train, you will arrive directly in the centre of town. From there you can either walk to the important sites, or even better, take a bike. Strolling through the quiet and idyllic streets of Trossingen, you will pass the Türmle (Little Tower), the town’s best-known landmark, the Jugendstil city hall and numerous historical and recently built church buildings.

Today Trossingen is best known for being a musical town. In the 19th century, it was home to the world’s largest harmonica industry. More than 30 million harmonicas were produced there! That’s why it is not surprising that a university of music was established in Trossingen in the middle of the 20th century. Today its reputation attracts students from around the world.


Trossingen has a familiar atmosphere which is ideal for relaxing, as well as for studying. , located just outside of town, is surrounded by hiking trails and a wildlife enclosure. You can also take countless hikes over the mountains and through the valleys of the Black Forest and Swabian Alb. And in the summertime, the is the perfect place to go sunbathing and swimming.

If you’re not in the mood to take excursions into nature, you can always visit one of the museums in town. At the , there are some 25,000 different harmonicas on display, and visitors of the can become better acquainted with the history of the region. Every year at Pentecost, Trossingen puts on one of its largest festivals of the year: the Trossinger Pentecost Market which draws numerous guests from around the region. If you’d like to get acquainted with local traditions, then you’ve come to the right place! As one might expect in such a musical town, Trossingen hosts numerous music festivals that are definitely worth seeing, like the accordion festival „Akkordeon-Grenzenlos“. And after a long day, you can wind down at the Brauhaus Krokodil. The Krokodil is a popular meeting place for students in town.

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