WECHSELBURG : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Katholische Stiftskirche
   Wechselburg, Sachsen
     (was Karl-Marx-Stadt), Germany
   LL: N 51.0048, E 12.7714
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*Carillonist:

   Pater Rupert Sarach OSB

*Contact:

   Die Pfarrei "Heilig Kreuz"
   Markt 12
   D-09306 Wechselburg
   T: 037384/808 22   F: 037384/808 23
   E: pfarrei/@/kloster-wechselburg DOTde

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells from Waren, or Feingusswerk
   Pößneck, Neustadt a.d.Orla; carillon
   built by Peter Schilling, Apolda.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1988
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1988
*Links:

The DGV page about this carillon has a photo of the building that does not show any bell tower.

The German Wikipedia article on the town has a slightly better photo from the same perspective (clickable for larger version), with the same shortcoming.  This article covers the history of the castle.
The German Wikipedia article on the Wechselburg Kloster uses the same photo, and covers the religious history.  None of these articles mention the bells.

The monastery Website likewise gives no clue as to where these bells are located.

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:Saxony.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  1-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/07/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/06/10
*Photos:

(none available)


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