MEISSEN - F : GERMANY

*Location:

   Frauenkirche
   Markt
   Meissen, Sachsen
     (was Dresden), Germany
   LL: N 51.16270, E 13.46965
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   Förderverein Frauenkirche Meißen e.V.
   Markt 10
   D-01662 Meissen
   E: marketing/@/frauenkirche-meissen.de

*Schedule:

   Autoplay daily at 0630,0830,1130,1430,
   1730,2030 - chorales;
   also Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Remarks:

   First tuned porcelain carillon.
   Restored in 2002-04.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 37 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 1929
     with porcelain bells made by Meissen     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IQ4   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the building has a section about these bells, and photos of the building.

The Website of the church has a narrow photo of some bells that may appear on the home page.  Other pages mention or describe the the tower and the porcelain bells.  The original autoplay mechanism, now disused, remains in the tower, which also holds four cast steel bells from 1929.  Bronze hour and quarter-hour bells hang in the octagonal lantern.  The tower is open to visitors for a view over the town.

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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Sep-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/08/29
*Photos:

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