Lower belfry
   Altes Rathaus
   (Old Town Hall)
   Rathausplatz at Schrottgasse
   Passau, Bayern, Germany
   LL: N 48.57514, E 13.46858
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   Kulturamt Stadt Passau
   Altes Rathaus
   Rathausplatz 2
   D-94032 Passau
   T: 0851/396-503   F: 0851/396-481


   Autoplay daily at 1030,1400,1925;
   88 tunes, varying with the season.
   Concert at 1530 Saturday


   Three octaves, unique arrangement, cast
   by P&F to designs by Perner, who
   installed them; all exposed in north
   face of tower.
   Hour bell and single quarter bell
   within upper belfry.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1991
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   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:  48%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

Notes of the bells:
Notes of the instrument
    Source: Das Glockenspiel im Passauer Rathausturm, Stadt Passau, 1991, p.34

The city Website has a page about the playing schedule, but no photo.

A travel page about the building mentions this instrument and its schedule.

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/Bavaria.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/09



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