In 1775 renowned writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust) was invited to come to the state of Thüringia, in central Germany, by the Duke Carl-August von Sachsen-Weimar- Eisenach. Both men had spent their lives making cultural contributions to the German people. The Duke’s aristocratic family also did much to promote musical composition and performance in Thüringen. It was here that the foundations were laid, which resulted in the flourishing of musical culture in the area and the art of piano-building in Eisenberg.
By the end of the 18th century, craftsman’s workshops had begun to manufacture com- ponents for the famous German pianos. These workshops, in time, became the highly- skilled piano-building factories that has made Eisenberg famous all over the world.
The vast forests of Thüringen (”the green heart of Germany”) were another valuable reason for the flourishing piano-building trade in Eisenberg. The WILH. STEINBERG pianos originated from the piano factories of the Geyer family, established in 1877. Since it’s foundation, the company has maintained its position amongst the major German piano manufacturers. The quality of the instruments and the attractive design are the basis for the progress and extraordinary success which WILH. STEINBERG has experienced in recent years.
The factory is located in the center of the lively, architecturally attractive town of Ei- senberg (pop. 11,500), and is strategically located alongside highway 9 between Jena and Gera.
The large exhibition hall within the industrial plant is a major attraction for visitors. It is here that you can experience the wonderful WILH. STEINBERG upright and grand pianos.
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