The "Glockenspiel" (chimes) on Kettwiger Street

The Glockenspiel (chimes) on Kettwiger Street | © Stefanie Schwarzin/EMG
The Glockenspiel (chimes) on Kettwiger Street | © Stefanie Schwarzin/EMG
The Glockenspiel (chimes) on Kettwiger Street | © Stefanie Schwarzin/EMG

The traditional carillon glockenspiel chimes are located at the top of the bell tower of what used to be the Deiterhaus, now Pletzsch jewellers, on the Kettwiger Strasse - the main shopping street in Essen - and have been there since 1928. To the melody of traditional folk songs, 12 little doors open, arranged in four levels below the dial, and a number of figures from Essen’s history emerge. In winter the carillon plays carols instead of the traditional songs.

Playing times: Daily from 9 am until 8 pm

address and contact

The "Glockenspiel" (chimes) on Kettwiger Street

Kettwiger Str. 22
45127 Essen

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