BERLIN - F : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Französischer Dom
   (French dome)
   Gendarmenmarkt
   Markgrafenstraße at Französische Straße
   Berlin, Germany
   LL: N 52.51439, E 13.39222
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*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)

*Contact:

   Französischer Dom
   Gendarmenmarkt 5
   10117 Berlin

*Schedule:

   Autoplay (middle 2 octaves)
   Mon-Sat 1000-1800 on the hour;
   no manual play scheduled.
   Tower open to paying visitors daily.

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The DGV page about this carillon has a building photo and a partial description.

Old photo of the 8 bass bells, seen from the viewing gallery just below.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Berlin.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  1-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/07/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/07/26
*Photos:

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Tower (dome)
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German and French towers (domes)
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Building plan
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View upward from ground level
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View upward from first balcony
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Mids below cabin
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Mids & cabin & access
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Ditto, from other side
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All bells

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