SAALFELD : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Park Bergfried Glockenturm
   Tiefer Weg
   Saalfeld, Thüringen, Germany
   LL: N 50.63448, E 11.36437
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*Carillonist:

   Kurt Schieferdecker

*Contact:

   Stadtverwaltung Saalfeld -
     Liegenschaftsabteilung
   Attn: Frau Wittrien
   T: 03671 598271
   E: liegenschaft/@/ stadt-saalfeld DOTde
   - or -
   Stadt Saalfeld
   Markt 1
   D-07318 Saalfeld
   T: 03671 5980   F: 03671 598206
   E: info/@/ stadt-saalfeld DOTde

*Schedule:

   For holidays and special events

*Remarks:

   Built in 1927 for Dr.Ernst Hüther, head
   of the Mauxion chocolate factory in
   Saalfeld; bells by Ulrich AG, Apolda;
   originally electric action (keyboard
   and automatic).  The six large bells
   bear Dr.Hüther's monogram and are
   inscribed to family members.  In 1985,
   F.W.Schilling supervised conversion
   to a traditional action, with keyboard
   built by a local craftsman.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C --  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 1985
     by Schilling   
   Prior history:
     In 1927, the complete instrument of 25 bells was installed
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1988
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A Webpage about the park and villa includes a section about the carillon, with photo of its building. 

A city photo-page about the park has clickable pictures of the tower, the bells and the keyboard.

Where 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:Thuringia.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/08/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:

(none available)


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