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Carillon at Bärenfels

Architecture · Altenberg · 661 m
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Bells of peace in the Bärenfels park - carillon with Meissen porcelain bells. Depending on the season, the playing times and the songs played vary.
This facility in the Kurpark Bärenfels was built in 1955 in NAW hours (voluntary free work assignments) by the local residents. The bells are made of Meissen porcelain and were donated to Bärenfels by the Manufacture in Meissen in 1947.In the first few years the clapper of the 25 bells was triggered by compressed air and from 1971 onwards electromagnetically. The system was controlled by rollers and perforated paper strips. In 1986 an electronic control was installed. It is also the only currently known porcelain carillon at an altitude of 700 m which is in operation all year round.

Opening hours

Playing times:

Every hour - on the hour

Spring 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

23.9.-26.10.   9:00-17:00

27.10.-29.11.   9:00-16:00

30.11.-6.1.   9:00-16:00

7.1-20.3.   10:00-16:00


Freely accessible. 


Free of charge
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Update: March 12, 2022

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50.793072, 13.676496
50°47'35.1"N 13°40'35.4"E
33U 406719 5627649
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Carillon at Bärenfels

Am Kurpark
01773 Altenberg / OT Bärenfels
Phone 0177 3100024

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