HAMELN - H : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Hochzeithausfassade
   (Wedding house; former Rathaus)
   Ritterstraße at Osterstraße
   Hameln, Niedersachsen, Germany
   LL: N 52.10463, E 9.35678
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*Player:

   Jürgen Langenhein

*Contact:

   Stadtverwaltung Hameln
   Rathausplatz 1
   D-31785 Hameln
   E: rathaus@hameln.de

*Schedule:

   Autoplay daily; 0935,1135 bells only,
   1305,1535,1735 with parade of the
   ratcatcher

*Remarks:

   Replaces a clock from 1934 that was
   destroyed by war in April 1945.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1965
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the building has photos of it and of the Pied Piper ("ratcatcher") parading when the bells play.  There are more photos in the linked Wikimedia Commons category.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, 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/Lower Saxony.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/08/28
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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