Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus

Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus, Essen: Address, Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus Reviews: 4/5

Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks
What people are saying

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

4.0
66 reviews
Excellent
31
Very good
25
Average
5
Poor
2
Terrible
3

Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium26,779 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
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 Deiter had the carillon made for his shop at Limbecker Street in 1928. During World War II, the bells were hidden to prevent them from being melted down for weaponry. When the firm moved to Kettwiger Street in 1955, the carillon followed. A blue glass mosaic and figures were added.

The carillon plays traditional songs and Christmas carols (in winter). On the hour, between 9 am and 8 pm, miner Anton, standing above the clock, strikes a bell with a hammer and the little doors below open to give way to a multitude of figures representing the town’s history: two citizens in medieval outfit, Bishop Altfried of Hildesheim, abbess Theophanu, Emperor Henry III, two trumpeters, Lutheran pastor Heinrich von Kempen, Duke Wilhelm von Kleve, a mayor holding the keys to the city...
Written January 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,284 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
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 current location at the Kettwiger Street.
The glass mosaic façade and the moving figures were also added to the carillon after the war.
Since the city centre of Essen doesn't have many points of interest, this is definitely one of the highlights.
Written January 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Azalee99
Vienna, Austria123 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
every hour on the hour you get a lovely trumpet-like musical show, with clanky little figures doing their thing. stop, look up, enjoy.
Written April 25, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Expat_American
Antwerp84 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
There is construction on the building, so the chimes and clock are stopped. Hopefully it will be done soon.
Written October 26, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ziba Z
Tehran, Iran285 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
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.
Written August 23, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
It is at the end auf the shopping street, close to the Railway station. Just some minutes is playing, but it is worth to stop for it.
Written July 22, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ACL3112
UK3,385 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
The Glockenspiel in the Deiterhaus (Deiter is the name of a jeweller, they have extensive showrooms on the ground floor). The Glockenspiel was hidden during the war for safekeeping and has delighted visitors for decades. The Glockenspiel consists of a bell tower with 26 bells and figures on four levels depicting he city's history.
The best vantage point for the Glockenspiel was the (now closed) Cafe Overbeck which offered great views from its first floor cafe. The only way to enjoy it now: you have to stand in the street, the tower is not that high, you get a good view from street level. Kids will love the spectacle.
Written May 19, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus


Restaurants near Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus: View all restaurants near Glockenspiel am Deiterhaus on Tripadvisor