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daily at 7, 11 und 18
Georg Friedrich HĂ¤ndel, 1747
Thursday 17.30, Friday 10.30 (from the end of March to the end of October)
Additional guided tours can be booked by groups up to 15 People in advance
at the ticket office
Neue Residenz and
Adults: â‚¬ 4,-
Young People (aged 6 to 15): â‚¬ 2,50
Children: â‚¬ 2
Groups: â‚¬ 65,-
The Salzburg Carillon
After its comprehensive restoration lasting two years, the Salzburg Carillon has been in operation again since 28 January 2011. Every day it delights both the local Salzburg people and tourists with its melodies, most of which are well-known favourites The range of the 35 bells covers three octaves with all semitones.
The great brass cylinder with its 7,970 holes can play more than a hundred different music pieces. Sixteen compositions are from the time before 1799. Formerly, these were attributed to Johann Michael Haydn. The pieces by Mozart, father and son, are arrangements from the nineteenth century. Many well-known melodies are included in the repertoire: â€śDas klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schĂ¶nâ€ť from Mozartâ€™s opera â€śThe Magic Fluteâ€ť, also â€śLĂ ci darem la manoâ€ť from Don Giovanni; folk songs such as â€śIn einem kĂĽhlen Grundeâ€ť, â€śKomm lieber Mai und macheâ€ť, â€śĂ„nnchen von Tharauâ€ť, â€śLoreleyâ€ť, the â€śPlaning Songâ€ť from Ferdinand Raimundâ€™s â€śThe Spendthriftâ€ť, a minuet by Leopold Mozart, and the famous Salzburg carol â€śSilent Nightâ€ť. Not only these, but also pieces from more recent times have been played, such as â€śRĂ©cit evangeliqueâ€ť by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).
The mechanical movement is installed in the two storeys underneath the carillon and operated today by an electric motor. But it is also possible to work it mechanically, whereby a manual crank is turned using weights to pull up a wooden basket suspended on a long cord, enabling operation by means of gravity.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE CARILLON TOWER
The Carillon Tower can be climbed in guided tours (from the end of March until the end of October). Visitors see not only the technical miracle of the carillon mechanics but also a unique panorama of the City of Salzburg (weather permitting).