Carillon - Rathausplatz Sindelfingen, Germany, BW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 48° 42.520 E 009° 00.256
32U E 500313 N 5395070
Quick Description: Nearby to the town hall at the 'Rathausplatz' in Sindelfingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg, stands a huge carillon.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 11/28/2013 11:44:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMJKDZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Nearby to the town hall at the 'Rathausplatz' in Sindelfingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg, stands a huge carillon.

There's no plaque with details about the carillion but here are some facts:
It has been built in 1970 by 'Glockengießerei Gebrüder Bachert' (Bad Friedrichshall).
The chimes rang out for the first time on 11.06.1970, the day of the inauguration of the new city hall, the public library and the house of the Danube Swabians. On this day it was played by Cantor Klaus Roller from the traffic pavilion. Later it was played automatically.

The cost of the "naked" bells amounted to 75,000 DM.

The intonation of the 40 bells ranging from a' to c''''' and goes chromatically through. The largest bell is a' with a diameter of 0.90 m and a weight of 450 kg. The smallest C''''' has a diameter of 0.20 m and a weight of 11.5 kg. The material is pure copper, an alloy of 78% copper and 22% tin. The carillon connects to the octave of the chiming of the church of St. Martin.

A newspaper report from 2007, according to the carillon was at this time silent for some time. This was due to defective supply lines. A repair was previously too expensive, because you throughout the town square would have to dig for it. There were indications that the chimes should only be heard again when the town square would be re.
Sindelfingen, BW Germany

Who controls the carillon?: unknown

Number of bells: 30

Schedule of regular public performances:

Structure: free standing tower

Year of construction: Not listed

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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