Access to the carillon by public transport, places to sit and listen, where to get programs

How does one get to the carillon tower by public transport?

The Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten is located at the coner of the John-Foster-Dulles-Allee and Große Querallee.

 

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It can best be reached by taking bus line 100 to bus stops Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Platz der Republik


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You 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.


Where 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 this site:

http://www.carillon-berlin.de/concerts_eng.html