FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN - N : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Alte Nicolai-kirche
   Römerberg
   Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Germany
   LL: N 50.11003, E 8.68244
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*Carillonist:

   Reinhardt Menger
   6 Frankfurt/Main 50
   Ernst.Kahnstr.20A
   - or -
   Yuko Tajima
   E: yuko5/@/t-online DOTde
      yukoglocken@googlemail.com

*Contact:

   Gemeindebüro
   Römerberg 9
   60311 Frankfurt/Main
   T: 69 28 42 35   F: 69 13 37 95 95
   E: info@paulsgemeinde.de

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 1200; automatic daily at
   0905, 1205, 1705 (on 35 bells)

*Remarks:

   Original bells, by Schilling/Apolda,
   were taken for munitions in 1942, but
   27 of those were recovered in 1947.
   All replaced by Schilling/Heidelberg,
   c.1948, adding 5 in 1959.  Automatic
   from 1948 replaced with digital system
   in 1994, when clavier was reoriented
   and adapted to international standard.
   Eijsbouts retuned some older bells.
   Tower also contains a peal of 4 bells
   by Rincker, 1956 (G1,B1,C#2,E2).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1994
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by Schilling   
     In 1948, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       made by Schilling   
     In 1938, a complete instrument of 35 bells was installed
       by Schilling   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Alte Nikolaikirche is part of the parish of St.Paul's church, the Website of which has several pages (in German) about the "glockenspiel".  There are several small photos of the bells, unfortunately not clickable for larger versions.
An English-language section of the Website has several small photos of the building, but does not mention the bells.

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

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:Hessen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/05
*Photos:

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