MUENCHEN - NR : GERMANY

   Glockenspiel

*Location:

   Neues Rathaus
   Marienplatz
   München (Munich), Bayern, Germany
   LL: N 48.13744, E 11.57546
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Daily from May to October, at 1100,
   1200, and 1700, 32 life-sized figures
   on two levels re-enact 16th c. stories,
   accompanied by the bells (15 min.)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Oberascher.
   Also reported as 43 bells, which may be
   a replacement for an older set.
   Renovated in early 2008; connections
   for two bells were reversed, which
   went undiscovered until Aug.2009.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

A Website (in German) about all the carillons of Munich includes a slideshow of the interior of this instrument ("Einige fotos vom Rathausturm...").

Closeup photo of the glockenspiel
Tower photo
Hosting page for these two photos, with operational schedule of the glockenspiel

Blog article on Munich, mentioning the Rathaus glockenspiel, with photo-postcard view.

Waymarking page, with 7 photos in the gallery

Photo of the square and tower

Photo of glockenspiel, tower and spire

Mid-range photo of the entire glockenspiel

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Bavaria.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)


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