Lower belfry
   Alte Nicolaikirche
   Altstädter Kirchplatz
     Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 52.02104, E 8.53177
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   Altstädter Nicolaikirche
   Altstädter Kirchstraße 12a
   D-33602 Bielefeld
   T: 0521 69489   F: 0521 3292784
   E: info/@/altstadt-nicolai DOTde


   Automatic play daily at 0957, 1257,
   1557, 1857


   A MIDI keyboard enables programming
   additional music.  The upper belfry has
   a 6-bell peal from the same foundry,
   1961-2, with bass G# 4515 kg.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     A#A   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1963
     with bells made by Rincker     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   32 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  33 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973

The church Website has a small page about these bells, with a clickable photo of them; there is a link to a page with a longer description and schedule, plus a link to a page about the "Festival Bells".  All are part of a virtual tour of the tower.

The German Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it, and describes a peal of six bells from the same foundry installed in 1961-62; this instrument is briefly mentioned in the text, and its bass bell is among the great bells of Germany.

Photo of the building

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rincker bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by 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/Nordrhein-Westfalen.

   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/07/04
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07

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