Glocken des Friedens (Bells of Peace)


   Böhmische Straße,
     bt Sichelweg and Hirschwiesenweg
   Bärenfels, Altenburg, Sachsen
     (was Dresden), Germany
   LL: N 50.79314, E 13.67652
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   Glockenfest in June; Christmas songfest
   in December.
   Does not operate in severe frost.


   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

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 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/Saxony.

   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

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