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A young visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany tries her hand at a keyboard Wednesday, April 11, 2018. In Hall 10 there is a section called ''Discovering Music,'' where youngsters can try a variety of instruments.
A young visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany tries her hand at a keyboard Wednesday, April 11, 2018. In Hall 10 there is a section called ''Discovering Music,'' where youngsters can try a variety of instruments. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
A young visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany tries her hand at a keyboard Wednesday, April 11, 2018. In Hall 10 there is a section called ''Discovering Music,'' where youngsters can try a variety of instruments.
A young visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany tries her hand at a keyboard Wednesday, April 11, 2018. In Hall 10 there is a section called ''Discovering Music,'' where youngsters can try a variety of instruments. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
A 1962 Fender Stratocaster once played by Stevie Ray Vaughn is one of many vintage Fender guitars on display at the Musikmesse, a music trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
A 1962 Fender Stratocaster once played by Stevie Ray Vaughn is one of many vintage Fender guitars on display at the Musikmesse, a music trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
Music instruments from the traditional to the modern are on display at Musikmesse, the music trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, a musician plays the accordion for visitors
Music instruments from the traditional to the modern are on display at Musikmesse, the music trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, a musician plays the accordion for visitors (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
A row of violins on display at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The music trade fair runs through Saturday at the city's fair grounds.
A row of violins on display at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday April 11, 2018. The music trade fair runs through Saturday at the city's fair grounds. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
The Hoefner Verytin Greenline is made without plastic or lacquer, just maple, spruce and walnut with a wax finish. In the background is a vintage H500/5 bass.
The Hoefner Verytin Greenline is made without plastic or lacquer, just maple, spruce and walnut with a wax finish. In the background is a vintage H500/5 bass. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
Framed by flutes, a visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, tries a Japanese model by Miyazawa , Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Framed by flutes, a visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, tries a Japanese model by Miyazawa , Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
The lights of the exhibition hall are reflected in the bells of tubas on display at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
The lights of the exhibition hall are reflected in the bells of tubas on display at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura shreds for the crowd in one of the concert chambers at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Various musicians perform during the day at the music fair that runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds.
Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura shreds for the crowd in one of the concert chambers at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Various musicians perform during the day at the music fair that runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
A visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, tries his hand at a Korg synthesizer, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
A visitor to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, tries his hand at a Korg synthesizer, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
A young pianist is reflected in a shiny Schimmel grand piano as he plays at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
A young pianist is reflected in a shiny Schimmel grand piano as he plays at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
Visitors to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, try out guitars at the Yamaha stand, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Visitors to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, try out guitars at the Yamaha stand, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
Musicians do what they do best at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany — play music. The instrument at center is called a hangar. It offers 7 tunable playing surfaces to the player, who in this case is percussionist Tony Liotta.
Musicians do what they do best at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany — play music. The instrument at center is called a hangar. It offers 7 tunable playing surfaces to the player, who in this case is percussionist Tony Liotta. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)

For those who are interested in music or play an instrument or are looking to buy one, the Musikmesse in Frankfurt is just about the center of the universe.

Billed as one of the largest music trade fairs, it is expected to draw some 50,000 visitors to the fairgrounds in this central German city.

The main attraction is all the musical instruments you can imagine. From tiny piccolos to the largest saxophone in the world that can be played by one person, they all can be found here. Pianos, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitars, violins, cellos and percussion instruments can be seen and tried.

Looking for a new trumpet? Just bring your mouthpiece with you and blow away.

Want to introduce your kids to music? In Hall 10 there is a section called ‘’Discovering Music,’’ where youngsters can test a variety of instruments.

For fans of electric guitars, check out the “World of Vintage Guitars,” where the history of Fender guitars is on display.

Another fun feature at Musikmesse is live music. On stages throughout the fairgrounds you can catch a variety of concerts, from quiet acoustic sets to guitar-shredding heavy metal.

If all the walking and music makes you hungry, check out the bevy of food trucks set up between the exposition halls.

The Musikmesse runs through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds (Messe) in Frankfurt. Tickets can be bought online for 15 euros ($19) at musik.messefrankfurt.com. If you live in an area serviced by the local RMV public transportation company — which includes Wiesbaden — you can travel free with the ticket.

A family ticket for two adults and up to three children, which costs 30 euros, can be bought at the box office only.

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