You could easily get lost in Thomann’s awe-inspiring warehouse and logistics centre

Musician’s the world over will, no doubt, have heard of the retail giant that is Thomann. The online store is Europe’s largest and home to practically every musical instrument conceivable. 

We were recently granted access all areas at the Thomann Campus in the Bavarian village of Treppendorf, which holds host to Europe’s largest warehouse, biggest service centre and an insanely-stocked music store. 

The Musikhaus Thomann is where it all began for Hans Thomann Snr in 1954, selling musical instruments out of his own home. The store still exists and has somewhat grown over the years with multiple departments serving guitars, drums, studio gear, synths, brass, woodwind, pianos and so much more.

The warehouse and logistics centre in Treppendorf is hugely impressive. We attempt to follow the trail of goods as they enter the building, to the processing of orders and finally packaged up for delivery.

The operation as a whole is always changing and the addition of a whole new logistics centre will allow an unprecedented number of orders to be fulfilled during the busiest times of the year.

Check out the guitar room with its 1300 instruments and “The Wall” featuring over 150 guitars.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.