FRIBOURG : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Saint Nicholas Cathedral
   Rue Saint-Nicolas
     at Rue du Pont Suspendu
   Fribourg (Freiburg), Switzerland
   LL: N 46.80621, E 7.16281
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (though the canton is mis-identified)
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(canton incorrect) *Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells of various dates and makers;
   bourdon G0, 7300 kg, and 2nd, 3600 kg,
   both cast in 1505 by Petrus Monturiolis
   of Besançon, are in lower belfry;
   remainder in upper belfry.
   All to be rehung by Rüetschi, 2005-09.

*Technical data:

   Rope-swung peal of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   Installation was completed in an unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
*Links:

News article about the planned rehanging of these bells.

Where the bass bell of this peal (a great bell) lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
(The rest of the chime being composed of miscellaneous bells, it is not indexed.)

Where the bass bell of this chime ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this peal ranks among all great bells in Europe.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jan-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/20
*Photos:

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