to sit and listen, where to get programs
The bus 100
is not travelling to the carillon tower on July 3 due
to a sports event. Take subway line 5 to the Bundestag
station and walk from there or cyclce to the tower.
How does one get to the carillon tower
by public transport?
Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten is located at the coner of the
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee and Große Querallee.
can best be reached by taking bus line 100 to bus stops Haus der
Kulturen der Welt and Platz der Republik
can walk to the tower from S-Bahn stops Brandenburger Tor and
Hauptbahnhof and the subway stop Bundestag on subway line no. 5.
These stations are useful when the streets are closed due to
events and demonstrations taking place near the tower and the
buses have been diverted and don’t stop at the bus stops near
the tower. The Velothon and Bicycle Parade in June are two such
yearly reoccuring events.
can the carillon best be heard?
Most of the audience likes to sit on the grass
around the base of the carillon tower where the bass bells are
best heard and people can wave at the carillonneur when he waves
at them before and after the concert. The bells are best heard
100 to 200 metres from the tower and where they can be seen
directly – the massive corners of the tower not only block them
from view but also muffle their sound. The wooded area east of
the tower and directly next to the east side of the Haus der
Kulturen der Welt (accessible from the bar on the right side of
the lower level) are good places to listen. If it rains you can
drive to the tower and listen from the comfort of your vehicle.
The parking lot on the north side of the tower is also a good
place to listen.
Where can one sit?
One can sit or lie on the grassy areas
surrounding the tower. On the east side of the Tower where the
paved walkway is, one can also sit on the low wooden fence
next to the tower, on the square concrete lighting blocks along
the walkway as well as on the boulders under the
trees. There is a bench on the northwest side of the carillon,
two south of the intersection of the Große Querallee and
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee and a few north of the carillon between
the TIPI and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and east of the
tower along the path leading to the Platz der Republik.
Where does one get programs?
The programs for each concert can be taken from
a box placed on the right hand side of the carillon showcase
which is on the sidewalk of the John-Foster-Dulles-Allee
in front of the carillon tower and the Haus der Kulturen der
Welt. Or they can be downloaded from this site: