to sit and listen, where to get programs
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 subway station Bundestag and S-Bahn
stops Brandenburger Tor and Hauptbahnhof. These stations are
useful when the streets are closed due to events 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 and the Berlin Marathon on the last weekend in September
are four 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 areas east of the
Große Querallee 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 carillon can be heard well from the car park next
to the tower.
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 under a tree on the sidewalk of the
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee between the carillon tower and
the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Or they can be downloaded from