LEIPZIG : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Mädler-Passage (indoors)
   Peterstraße entrance
   Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
   LL: N 51.33917, E 12.37540
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   Mädler-Passage Leipzig
   Grundstück GmbH & Co. KG
   Grimmaische Straße 2-4
   D-04109 Leipzig
   T: (0)341 216 340   F: (0)341 216 34 34
   E: mail/@/maedlerpassage DOTde

*Schedule:

   Hourly, with a variety of melodies

*Remarks:

   Porcelain bells; originally 6 in 1965;
   computer controls in 1983; all
   rearranged with new controls in 1997.

*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.
   Some bells were recast or replaced in 1997
     by Meissen     
   Prior history:
     In 1970, a complete instrument of 25 porcelain bells was installed
       with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
       (0 porcelain bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  - meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  98%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the Passage is in 3 languages.  A page about the architecture of the passage has a gallery of 6 photos, one of which includes these bells.  A directory page has a map that shows the location of these bells.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 4 photos.

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

*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 2020/07/14
*Photos:

(none available)

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