places to sit and listen, where to get programs
How does one
get to the carillon tower by public transport?
The Carillon in
Berlin-Tiergarten is located at the coner of the
It can best be
reached by taking one of two bus lines:
Bus line 100 – bus
stops Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Platz der Republik
Bus line M85 - bus
stops Platz der Republik and
You can walk to
the tower from subway station Bundestag and S-Bahn stops Brandenburger
Hauptbahnhof. These stations are useful when the streets are closed due
events taking place near the tower and the buses have been diverted and
stop at the bus stops near the tower. The Velothon and Bicycle Parade
the Berlin Fashion Week at the beginning of July and the Berlin
Marathon on the
last weekend in September are four such yearly reoccuring events.
Where can the carillon best be
Most of the audience likes
to sit on
the grass around the base of the carillon tower where the bass bells
heard and people can wave at the carillonneur when he
at them before and after the concert. The bells are best heard 100 to
metres from the tower and where they can be seen directly – the massive
of the tower not only block them from view but also muffle their sound. The areas east of the Große Querallee and
directly next to
the east side of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (accessible from the
bar on the
right side of the lower level) are good places to listen. If it rains
drive to the tower and listen from the comfort of your vehicle.
carillon can be heard well from the car park next to the tower.
Where can one sit?
One can sit or lie on the
areas surrounding the tower. On the east side of the Tower where the
paved walkway is, one can also sit on the low wooden
next to the
concrete lighting blocks along the walkway as well as on the boulders
trees. There is a bench on the northwest
side of the
carillon, two south of the intersection of the Große Querallee and John-Foster-Dulles-Allee
a few north of the carillon between the TIPI and the Haus der Kulturen
and east of the tower along the path leading to the Platz der Republik.
The programs for each
concert can be taken
hand side of the carillon showcase which is under a tree on the
between the carillon tower and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Or they
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