Glockenspiel on Bahnhofstrasse

The other day as I was wandering home, passing through downtown, I heard some bells playing, so I made a slight detour down Bahnhofstrasse. This street is in the high rent district with the most expensive shopping in the city. The sound led me to Kurz Jewelers. (Kurz Schmuck und Uhren – Schmuck means jewelry which is one of the funnier words in German, I think, and Uhren are timepieces – watches and clocks.)

People were watching as the glockenspiel played and little figurines in traditional dress appeared and danced. I had not known about this, so of course, I had to come home and look it up. This youtube video shows the carillon in action and explains that it plays every day at 11:00 and 16:00. It’s only been around since 1982.

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