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Came into the engine room: How to prepare rådhusuret for the new year

millions of danes's watching, when the bells of Copenhagen city Hall ringing the new year in, and they can rest assured that it does not go to a second wrong.

It is made ready for the new year of finmekaniker at Kemp & Lauritzen, Lars Niemi, who every year since 1997 has had the ansvarstunge little work.

- There will be always looked at me on new year's eve, though it now turns out. It is the first comment - 'turns it, Lars?'

- of Course it strikes - it has always done, " says Lars Niemi in the video above, where you can come with the within in the rådhusurets the engine room and see how it prepared for the new year's eve.

Facts about the clock in Copenhagen city Hall

Rådhusuret in Copenhagen is built of installationsvirksomheden Kemp & Lauritzen in 1903.

Every new year's eve send DR1 and TV2 live from the town hall square in Copenhagen, when the clock rings in the new year at midnight.

The famous clock is also known from the Olsen Gang movie, Olsen-Banden goes to war'. Here is Egon Olsen tied to the clock and saved barely by Benny and Kjeld.

Right weighs nearly 6000 kg. and they consist of four kvarterklokker and a fuldslagsklokke, which weighs approx. 3000 kg.

the city hall tower is 105,6 metres and the bells are ringing ca. 90 metres above the city

Finmekaniker Lars Niemi has serviced the watch since 1997 for Kemp & Lauritzen. He sees the clock and bell work in the city hall tower every Friday and of course on new year's eve.

Watch is the world's first electro-mechanical movement, and it struck the first time at midnight between 1903 and 1904

When the clock strikes midnight on new year's eve, the chimes rings the new year with the composer P. E. Lange-Müller's so-called vægtersang, which is built over the same four tones, but with a longer melody, consisting of the 16, 12, and 26 punches.

Source: Kemp & Lauritzen

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