The eighteenth-century violin, worth more than a quarter of a million euros, was stolen in March 2019 from a Berlin music college. The trial has begun — but the instrument remains missing.
A trial in the case of the theft of a 250-year-old violin was set to begin in Berlin on Thursday.
A 41-year-old man is accused of stealing the violin from a Berlin music university. The instrument, built by renowned violin-maker Nicolaus Gagliano in 1769 in Naples, Italy, is valued at around €275,000 ($297,000), according to the German Press Agency (dpa).