Indexes to tower bell sites in Germany
Tower bell instruments or collections of 8 or more bells can be found in Germany.
This Website has a site data page for each such instrument or collection which is known.
To facilitate finding pages of interest to visitors,
as well as to show related information about groups of sites,
those site data pages are indexed in several different ways, as follows:
- Tower bell sites in this area can be categorized according to the type of instrument.
Each of the pages linked here presents a variety of indexes
for one particular type of instrument:
- The following pages are not segregated by type of instrument:
- Combined index by state and city
- Combined index by city, regardless of state
If you are looking for a specific site by its institutional name
(e.g., a church or school) or by the instrument's proper name,
pick either of the above indexes and then use the "find in page"
feature of your Web browser to locate a distinctive word
(or partial word) in that name.
- Combined index by bellfoundry
- For this region, sites that are no more
(exhibited, relocated, destroyed, sold, stolen, etc.)
are listed within the
similar page for Europe.
In site entries within these indexes and on the heading line of each referenced
site data page, the name of this country may be shown in any of three different ways,
depending on where the site is located and whether or not the instrument was installed
or significantly modified during the period when Germany was partitioned
into East and West (approximately 1947-1990).
The three designations are as follows:
The purpose of this differentiation is to help make connections with
historical documentation that was written during or about
the period of partition.
No political implications are intended.
- "GERMANY-BRD" for those sites which are located
in what was called West Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland, or BRD).
- "GERMANY-DDR" for those sites which are located
in what was called East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or DDR).
- "GERMANY" for sites that were not installed or modified
during the period of partition, regardless of whether they are in
what was East Germany or what was West Germany.
(Also used for towns where the state is not known.)
(In the Location section of site data pages, as well as in locator maps,
the name "Germany" is always used without any partition designator.)
For sites where the date of installation is not known, the appropriate partition
designator is used if that date might fall during the period of partition.
For technical reasons, all index entries for a particular site carry the same
designation, even when they exist because of an installation or modification
that occurred outside the period of partition.
It is possible for two (or more) sites within a particular city to carry
different designations, depending on when installation or modification work
occurred at each of those sites.
If you believe that a particular site carries the wrong designation, please use
the email link at the bottom of that site data page to tell the database owner
- Also available:
- Summaries for this country:
- A PDF listing all sites in this region is available from the
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