Haus der Kulturen der Welt
     (House of World Cultures)
     (Congress Hall)
     at Große Querallee
   Berlin, Germany
   LL: N 52.51780, E 13.36693
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   Jeffrey Bossin   (C)
   Handjerystraße 37
   D-12159 Berlin 41
   T: 30/851 2828
   C: 160 928 53 521




   Clock strike at the hour;
   automatic play daily at 1200, 1800;
   see for concerts.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 68 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G D   /    G C 30
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1987
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E25   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 38 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   28 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  50 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  35%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

Website (in English and German) of the carillon and carillonneur

The DGV page about this carillon has no photos, and details are incomplete.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 6 photos of the tower.

Wikimedia photo of the tower

A blogger's article about this carillon, with photos

Wikipedia article (in German)

Panoramic view showing both the Kongresshalle and the bell tower - only a small version available unless you pay for a larger one.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, 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.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in Germany.  (The next three bells can also be found in that list:  #2#3#4.)

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Berlin.

   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/02/04

Bass bell inscription
Tower inscription

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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