Court rules that trumpet practise is not a neighbourhood nuisancemain
A federal court in Karlsruhe has ruled that a professional trumpet player pursuing his practice at home does not constitute a disturbance of the peace.
The average person, it said, even as a terraced neighbour, should be able to put up with a bit of good music. It is reasonable for a professional trumpet player to perform two to three hours of practise during the week and one to two hours on Sundays and public holidays.
The neighbour’s complaint, against a member of the Augsburger Staatstheater orchestra, was referred back to the Augsburg district court for a further ruling on private trumpet lessons at home.