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Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus

63 Reviews

Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus

63 Reviews
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Jan 12, 2018
“Something children might enjoy”
Jan 1, 2018
“A nice attraction.”
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Kettwiger Str. 22, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Walking down Essen’s rather ugly main shopping street Kettwiger Street we were surprised to see this large carillon at Number 22. It is installed in a tower-like construction, attached to a plain modern building (now jewellery Pletzsch), but it has a long history. Jeweller Josef
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The carillon was a donation by the former Deiter House to their clients in the late twenties of the last century. During the second World War, the bells were hidden by the owners to prevent them from melting for the weapon industry. After the war, the carillon was placed in its
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every hour on the hour you get a lovely trumpet-like musical show, with clanky little figures doing their thing. stop, look up, enjoy.
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There is construction on the building, so the chimes and clock are stopped. Hopefully it will be done soon.
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It's really worth it. Be sure you'll go and watch what happens. It will just take ten minutes and the clock works each hour. For ten minutes the doors open and close and amazing things happen.
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