Altes Rathaus
   Am Marktplatz at Hauptstraße
   Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
   LL: N 48.46955, E 7.94254
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*Former carillonists:
   Georg Köppl
   1989-2022 Angelike Schmidt


   Stadt Offenburg
   Historisches Rathaus
     Hauptstraße 90
     D-77652 Offenburg
     Postfach 24 50
     D-77614 Offenburg
   T: 0781/820   F: 0781/82 75 15


   Autoplay daily 1150, 1750;
   also Saturday 0950 and Thursday 2020


   Bells cast by Feingusswerk Pößneck,
   Neustadt a.d.Orla, presumably under the
   supervision of Peter Schilling;
   incorporated three clock bells from 1929.
   Baton keyboard dismantled in 2009;
   new 5-octave electric keyboard (with
   MIDI) drives original mechanical action
   via pneumatic pistons.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up 36 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1989
     with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EnB   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014

A city page about the bells explains their history, with photographs of the former baton keyboard and the present electric keyboard.
A city page from June 2022 has a photo of the baton keyboard in use.

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

A closeup photo of the roofridge cupola appears to show a larger bell (or nest of 3 bells?) outside the structure on the south side.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Baden-Württemberg.

   This page was built from the database on  8-Sep-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/08/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/08/02

(none available)

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