Index to carillons and chimes by Mabilon

The Mabilon foundry has provided bells for at least two known carillons throughout the world..  See the bottom of this page for additional historical notes on this bellfoundry.

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Mabilon, Saarburg, Germany

ECHTERNACH - 1                : LUXEMBOURG   1952 C  non-trad
   Basilica of St.Willibrord
Dueren                        : Germany-BRD  1964 -  great
MOENCHENGLADBACH              : GERMANY-BRD  1965 C  peal
   Mönchengladbacher Münster St.Vitus
   (St.Vitus Basilica)

Historical Notes:

The Mabilon Bell Foundry (Glockengießerei Mabilon) operated in the town of Saarburg from 1770 to 2002, primarily making German-style swinging bells.  Some of these were delivered to the Netherlands via the firm of Hoogen, which was initially located in Amsterdam but moved in 1934 to Duivendrecht.
Source: A.Lehr, Register of [Dutch-related] bellfounders (in Dutch only)
However, the German Wikipedia article about this foundry seems to trace its origin back to 1590.

The former foundry is now a museum.


  Museum Glockengießerei Mabilon
  Im Staden 130
  DE-54439 Saarburg
  Tel. 06581 / 23 36
  Fax: 06581 / 72 23

The museum is open M-F 0900-1700, weekends and holidays 1100-1700; closed Christmas (Dec 24 - 26), New Year's Eve (Dec 31) and New Year's Day (Jan 01).

The Mabilon bellfoundry museum Website includes a genealogy of the Mabilon family.  Most of the pages are strictly in German, but the page about the making of a bell is available in five languages.

The biggest bell ever produced by this foundry had a weight of 5,050 Kilogram and hangs in the Catholic church St.Antonius in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel.

A tourist page about the museum

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