is a large manually played concert instrument composed of 68 bells,
weighing a total of 48 tons and connected to a keyboard spanning 5
1/2 fully chromatic octaves. The largest bell weighs 7.8 metric tonnes.
The carillon was cast by the Royal Dutch foundry Eijsbouts according to
the specifications of Jeffrey Bossin. It is one of the largest
instruments of its kind in Europe. The carillonneur sits in a playing
cabin in the middle of the bells and plays with his fists and feet on a
baton-and-pedal keyboard. The purely mechanical action makes it
possible to play all dynamic gradations from very soft to very loud. The
CarillonConcertsBerlin and plays concerts on the Carillon in
Berlin-Tiergarten on the national holidays and every Sunday from the
beginning of May until the end of September at 3 p.m. and in December
at 2 p.m. The programs include carillon music and arrangements of
classical works and popular songs. Private
and tours and
concerts for special occasions available on request.
Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten,
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee corner of Große Querallee. Access: Buses
100 and M85, U-Bahn Bundestag, S-Bahn stations Unter den Linden and
available at the tower and to download here.