Französischer Dom (French dome) Gendarmenmarkt Markgrafenstraße at Französische Straße Berlin, Germany LL: N 52.51439, E 13.39222
Französischer Dom Gendarmenmarkt 5 10117 Berlin
Autoplay (middle 2 octaves) Mon-Sat 1000-1800 on the hour; no manual play scheduled. Tower open to paying visitors daily.
4 basses cast in Apolda, 54 cast by Feingusswerk Pößneck, Neustadt a.d.Orla, and last 2 from Waren; hung inside the dome on a suspended frame; 8 mids below playing cabin; bass variously reported as 5.7, 5.8 or 6 tonnes. Renovation in 2006 removed 41 bells for tuning or replacement. Sound egress panels at base of dome are now closed. Not a cathedral; tower is not owned by the connected French Protestant church.
Traditional carillon of 60 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave Transposition is up 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: --G / G -- There is one missing bass semitone 18 bells were recast or replaced in 2006 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1987, the complete instrument of 60 bells was installed with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above Auxiliary mechanisms: E Tower details: Height of console: 48 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 47 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 52 meters above ground Belfry openness: 0% Year of latest technical information source is 2009
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