The manufacturing sites
Since 1853 the C. Bechstein factory has been located in Germany. Since 1992, the C. Bechstein piano factory is found in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony. Previously, since 1853, it was located in in Berlin (West) until forced to leave after the fall of the Wall as a result of urban structural changes that caused most of the manufacturing businesses to leave the city. As you can read in the “Tradition” chapter, the new site in Saxony was expanded with an investment of around €20 million and is now one ofthe world's best-equipped manufacturing plants with the highest know-how for the use of modern technology. In addition to the German manufacturer C. Bechstein 2008, another European location for the brand W.HOFFMANN in Königsgräz (Hradec Králové) was added and extensively expanded. The trademarks C. Bechstein and Bechstein Academy are now produced in Germany; W.HOFFMANN in the C.Bechstein Europe factory in the Czech Republic.
A tour of our impressive manufacturing plant can give you insight into the world of our unique production. Groups regularly visit the C. Bechstein piano factory in Seifhennersdorf and are impressed by our production. As you watch first hand how pianos are made, your gaze is simultaneously directed to the unique quality of these premium instruments.
From September 2012 onwards there will be guided tours through the C. Bechstein manufacturing site on the first Monday each month (except holidays). Your authorized Bechstein dealer will make the appointment for you.