The Mt. Angel Glockenspiel
Rising 49 feet at the corner of Charles and Garfield streets in the center of town, Mt. Angelís Glockenspiel celebrates the Native-German-Swiss-Bavarian heritage of the village and our world-famous Oktoberfest held each fall.
Wherever Glockenspiels are located they become tourist destinations and this one is no exception. Crowds gather at the appointed hour to watch the figures as they dance about and to listen to the resonance of the bells. The performances (and the crowd) have often stopped trafic for a short spell. (Performances occur daily at: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Whatís unique about the Mt. Angel Glockenspiel is that it chronicles the history of the Willamette Valley and of Mt. Angel specifically. Itís series of figures each symbolically or factually represent a part of this unique history: