KOELN - AR : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Altes Rathaus
   Burgerstraße at Portalgasse
   Köln (Cologne),
     Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 50.93829, E 6.95928
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*Carillonist:

   Marcel Siebers   (A)
   Marienweerd 16
   NL-5431 GL  Cuijk
   T: 485/31 57 68
   E: siebersbells/@/home DOTnl
*Past carillonneurs:
   Ephraim Delmotte

*Contact:

   Historisches Rathaus
   *parcel:
     Rathausplatz 2
     DE-50667  Köln
   *postal:
     Postfach 10 35 64
     DE-50475  Köln
   T: 0221/221-0   F: 0221/221-22082
   E: oberbuergermeister@stadt-koeln.de

*Schedule:

   Automatic play at 1200 & 1700,
   3 pieces.

*Remarks:

   1930 carillon destroyed in WW II.
   6 biggest bells below cabin. 

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1958
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1930, the instrument was enlarged to 38 bells
       with bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1910, the instrument was begun with 27 bells
       with bells installed by Eijsbouts (maker unknown)   
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E36   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The carillonneur's page about this tower (in Dutch and German); his photo page includes bells and keyboards of all his towers plus several others.

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

Tourism photo of the building

Tourism photo of Cologne, with the Cathedral prominent at center and Old City Hall at extreme left

Stock photo of the building - only a small version is available unless you pay for a larger one.

In the banner photo at the top of all pages on the Cologne city Website (which is in German), the tower of the city hall is just visible to the left of the large church tower to the right of center.

City map page, with the city hall (Raths.) marked at center and the Cathedral (Dom) evident at the top

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, 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:Nordrhein-Westfalen.

*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 1992/07/07
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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