WEIMAR : GERMANY-DDR

*Location:

   Rathaus
   Marktplatz
   Weimar, Hessen (was Erfurt), Germany
   LL: N 50.97938, E 11.32933
*Former location (19??-83):
   in storage
*Former location (1967-??):
   Belvedere Palace
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Daily at 1000,1200,1500,1700;
   also 1800 from mid-June to November;
   silent in winter.

*Remarks:

   Bells made of porcelain, by Leipziger
   Manufaktur.  12 bells found in attic
   of town hall in 1967; 23 added for
   installation in Belvedere, but remained
   for only a short time.  Overhauled by
   Meissen after rediscovery in 1983, and
   installed by Turmuhrenbau Ferner,
   Niederau (near Meissen).

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument or collection of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1987
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the building has several photos of it; the porcelain bells are clearly visible in the central clocktower.  There is a paragraph about these bells.  The Wikimedia Commons category for this building has many photos of it, plus a few of the porcelain bells, both from inside and from outside.

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

Instruments made of porcelain bells are not indexed by 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/Hessen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

(none available)

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