Salzburg Glockenspiel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 47° 47.902 E 013° 02.844
33T E 353780 N 5295735
Quick Description: The famous carillon tower is perched on top of the Residenz Neubau (New Residence), Prince-Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich's government palace.
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 10/22/2006 5:45:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMW12
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RoadRunner
Views: 238

Long Description:
The carillon is a later addition, brought from the Netherlands in 1696 and finally put in working order in 1702. The 35 bells play classical tunes (usually by Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, and his teacher in Salzburg, Michael Haydn) at 7 AM, 11 AM, and 6 PM -- with charm and ingenuity often making up for the occasional musical inaccuracy. From Easter to October, the bells are immediately followed by a resounding retort from perhaps the oldest mechanical musical instrument in the world, the 200-pipe "Bull" organ housed in the Hohensalzburg Fortress across town. Details about the music selections are listed on a notice board across the square on the corner of the Residenz building.
Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: Not listed

Web link to additional info: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of clock.
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