Neues Rathaus
   München (Munich), Bayern, Germany
   LL: N 48.13760, E 11.57550
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   Autoplay daily at 1100 & 1200, also
   from May to October at 1700;
   32 life-sized figures on two levels
   re-enact 16th c. stories, accompanied by
   the bells (12 min.);
   at 2100, a night watchman, the Munich
   Child and an angel appear (2 min.). 


   Bells by Gebr.Oberascher.
   Reports of 42 bells are incorrect.
   Original equipment renovated in early
   2008, including some retuning and
   possibly some recasting; connections
   for two bells were reversed, which
   went undiscovered until Aug.2009.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1908
     with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    . meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   . meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  60%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The DGV page about this instrument has no photos, and very few details.

The Wikimedia Commons category for this instrument has 83 photos of (or related to) it.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 19 photos.  See "Nearest Waymarks" (halfway down the page) for a half-dozen other pages about this place in other Waymarking categories.  The tower is open to the public daily (for a fee).

A city tourism page has 10 photos

Waymarking page, with 7 photos in the gallery

Photo of the square and tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 glockenspiels in the world.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Bavaria.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Aug-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/08/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/03

Tower of the New City Hall

Animation stages; clock jacks with bells at top left and right

From top: spire, belfry, mechanical room, observation deck

Back side of tower

Left side of tower

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