BAERENFELS : GERMANY-DDR

   Glocken des Friedens (Bells of Peace)

*Location:

   Kurpark
   Böhmische Straße,
     bt Sichelweg and Hirschwiesenweg
   Bärenfels, Altenburg, Sachsen
     (was Dresden), Germany
   LL: N 50.79314, E 13.67652
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Glockenfest in June; Christmas songfest
   in December.
   Does not operate in severe frost.

*Remarks:

   Gift of the state porcelain
   manufactory, Meissen.
   Bells are not uniform in shape.
   Mechanism upgraded in 1970, then
   replaced in 2006 by Turmuhrenbau Ferner

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 porcelain bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1955
     with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    5 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   6 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  98%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the town mentions this porcelain glockenspiel and has a photo of it; the Commons category for the town has two more.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meissen porcelain factory, in this region and in the world.

[Instruments with porcelain bells are not indexed by pitch (weight).]
Ranking among all German chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Saxony.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Sep-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/08/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/08/28
*Photos:

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