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Bavarian Inn Clock - Frankenmuth, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 43° 19.577 W 083° 44.470
17T E 277752 N 4800698
Quick Description: This is the Frankemuth Bavarian Inn clock, with a 35 bell carillon.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2009 9:09:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM5MRV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 29

Long Description:
This clock definitely keeps time. Bavarian Inn's Glockenspiel Tower houses a magnificent 35-bell carillon, a beautiful figurine movement and an illuminated clock, all imported from Germany! Before striking the hour, and on each quarter hour, the clock sounds the 5-bell Westminster chime.

At 11 a.m., Noon, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. each day the Glockenspiel plays several selections which are immediately followed by figurine movement depicting the legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln.

The original German word "glockenspiel" is literally translated into English as "bells play"; a more idiomatic translation might be "musical bells". In German usage it may be applied to any carillon-sized or chime-sized tower bell instrument which plays music.
Location:
713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI USA
48734


Who controls the carillon?: Bavarian Inn

Number of bells: 35

Schedule of regular public performances:
At 11 a.m., Noon, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. each day


Year of construction: 1/1/1967

Structure: Part of clock tower

Location web page: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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