The German 'bird cry' organ
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8. The German 'bird cry' organ
One of the oldest playable instruments in central Europe, this historic organ was built between 1587 and 1589 by Daniel Meyer. It was played for the first time on 23 May 1590 when the castle church was consecrated during the inauguration of the castle.Its facade pipes are veneered with ivory and the instrument receives its special timbre from 252 wooden pipes, six registers and its so-called ‘bird cry’.