The Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten

The Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten 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 Berlin carillonneur Jeffrey Bossin directs 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 concerts 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 Hauptbahnhof; Programs available at the tower and to download here.