DRESDEN : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Glockenspielpavilion
   Zwinger  [palace]
   Sophienstraße nr Taschenberg
   Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
   LL: N 51.05226, E 13.73452
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   At every quarter hour, a melody
   composed by Guenter Schwarze;
   longer at the hour; even longer at
   1015,1415,1815; silent in winter.

*Remarks:

   Some reports say the original bells
   were unharmed by the 1945 bombing which
   damaged the building; others say they
   were largely destroyed; but current
   bells do not have the original gold
   decor with white border.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 40 porcelain bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1964
     with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
   Prior history:
     In 1933, the instrument was begun with 24 porcelain bells
       with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
       (0 porcelain bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Waymarking page, with 5 photos, including a good closeup

Wikipedia article

Stock photo - closeup of clock and porcelain bells - only a small version available unless you pay for a larger one.

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

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  8-Sep-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/01/15
*Photos:

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