ZOFINGEN : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Stiftsturm
   Niklaus-Thut-Platz
     at Hintere Hauptgasse
   Zofingen, Aargau, Switzerland
   LL: N 47.28916, E 7.94666
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page (canton incorrect)

*Carillonist:

   Andreas Friedrich
   T: 22/566 5035
   E: andreas.friedrich2@bluewin.ch
      andreas.friedrich/@/vtxnet DOTch
   - and -
   Karl Kipfer

*Contact:

   Stadtbüro Zofingen
   Stadthaus Kirchplatz
   Kirchplatz 26
   CH-4800 Zofingen
   T: 062 745 71 72
   E: stadtbuero/@/zofingen DOTch

*Schedule:

   5 concerts per year;
   autoplay daily at 9,12,15,18

*Remarks:

   Some bells installed 1983, 1996, 1997.
   Tower is the staircase of the former
   Propstei, built in 1595.
   Practice keyboard in Kornhaus,
   Ringmauergasse 17.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2005
     with bells made by Rüetschi    
   Prior history:
     In 1996 or 1997, the instrument was enlarged to 24 bells
       by Rüetschi    
     In 1989, the instrument was enlarged to 18 bells
       by Rüetschi    
     In 1985, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       with bells made by Rüetschi    
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Tower photo from the GCCS Website.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Switzerland.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/02/28
*Photos:

(none available)

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