The Salzburg Glockenspiel

The Salzburg Glockenspiel

The palace erected under Wolf Dietrich already had a tower on the west side protruding from the facade, which was raised in 1701/1702 and given a Glockenspiel, a carillon. Its gamut ranges over three octaves with all semitones.

The Glockenspiel has now been playing since 1794. 16 of the pieces are ascribed to Johann Michael Haydn. The music pieces by Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus father, are arrangements from the 19th century.

The clockmaker Johann Baptist Fischer incorporated a clockwork mechanism in 1873 which used a special device to trigger the musical mechanism. The valuable clockwork still exists today. The daily performances at 7 and 11 am and 6 pm are now worked by electricity.

Guided tours

Guided tours of the carillon tower for a maximum of 15 persons are held from the end of March until October, each Thursday at 5:30 pm and each Friday at 10:30 am. Guided Tours for groups at other times are organised by appointment. Tickets are available at the museum’s box office. Meeting point for the guided tour is at the stairway to the Salzburger Glockenspiel in the inner courtyard of the “Neue Residenz”.

Prices guided tours

Adults…………………………………………………………………………………………………. €      3,00

Children……………………………………………………………………………………………… €      2,00

Group rate…………………………………………………………………………………………. €    45,00

Information

Mozartplatz 1
Neue Residenz Innenhof
Tel: +43 (0) 662 62 08 08-0

and: EB Hotel Garni – Salzburg City – 0043/662/230648

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