HAMBURG-ALTONA : GERMANY

*Location:

   Christianskirche
   Klopstockplatz at Klopstockstraße
   Hamburg-Altona, Hamburg, Germany
   LL: N 53.54695, E 9.93258
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Eberhard Köther
   Aspelohe 8
   22848 Norderstedt
   T: 040/528 78 350   F: 040/528 78 351
   E: eberhard.koether@aol.com
   - and -
   Gudrun Schmidtke
   - and -
   Brigitte Behrens

*Contact:

   Evangel.-Luth. Pfarramt Altona
   Ottenser Marktplatz 6
   22765 Hamburg
   T: 040/39861710   F: 040/39861720
   E: (Webform) www.kirche-ottensen.de
      buero/@/kirche-ottensen DOTde

*Schedule:

   First Sunday of the month, 1530-1600.
   No automatic play.

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1936, installed 1938; the
   oldest surviving carillon in Germany.
   Restored with new keyboard by
   Otto-Buer Glocken-Uhrentechnik;
   electro-pneumatic autoplay through the
   carillon transmission, with bellows
   rack behind the keyboard.
   There is a report of an ancient
   carillon, destroyed in 1950, but that
   must have been elsewhere in the city.
   Also reported as Hamburg-Ottensen.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1938
     with bells made by Schilling   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The Website of the carillon (in German) opens with a photo of the building.

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

A Waymarking page for these bells has 9 photos of the building, bells and keyboard.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling 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/Hamburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/07/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/14
*Photos:

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