Merseburg Cathedral

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Merseburg Cathedral

Merseburg Cathedral (German: Merseburger Dom) is the proto-cathedral of the former Bishopric of Merseburg in Merseburg, Germany. Construction on the Gothic cathedral was begun by Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg in 1015. It was consecrated in 1021 in the presence of Henry II. The cathedral was renovated in the Renaissance style from 1510-17. It is considered an artistic and historical highlight in southern Saxony-Anhalt. Since the Reformation it hasn't been the seat of a bishop anymore. The church is now owned and used by a Lutheran congregation within the Evangelical Church in Middle Germany. Merseburg Cathedral is known in musical circles for its large romantic organ, built by Friedrich Ladegast in the mid-19th century.

Bells[edit]

Nr. Name Gussjahr Gießer, Gussort Durchmesser
(mm)
Masse
(kg)
Schlagton
(HT-1/16)
Glockenstube
1 Benedicta um 1280 unbekannt 1.568 ≈3.000 es1 0−5 Südwestturm
2 Clinsa um 1180 unbekannt 1.312 1.960 f1 00−7 Nordwestturm
3 Nona 1458 unbekannt,
vom gleichen Gießer
957 ≈600 b1 00−1 Mittelbau
4 Quarta 851 ≈450 c2 00−2
5 1479 unbekannt 825 ≈420 d2 00±0
6 Horaglöcklein 1538 unbekannt 460 59 b2 00−4
7 Bienenkorbglocke Anfang
12. Jh.
unbekannt 472 113 des3
8 Zuckerhutglocke Anfang
13. Jh.
unbekannt 416 58 d3
I Stundenglocke 1474 unbekannt 1.060 ≈500 ges1 +1 außen am Turmhelm
II Viertelglocke 1722 Peter Becker, Halle 608 ≈120  ?

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Coordinates: 51°21′32″N 12°00′04″E / 51.359°N 12.001°E / 51.359; 12.001