Know Before You Go
There are live concerts every Sunday at 3 p.m. from May to September featuring a blend of popular music, classic works, and typical carillon music (check the website for any changes to the schedule or special holiday performances). Automated music plays daily at noon and 6 p.m.
Tours of the carillon tower are offered after the concerts and are led by the carillonneur himself. You don't need to register—just show up at the bottom of the tower and wait. Be warned: there's no elevator, so you'll have to take the stairs to the top. Those who make the trek are rewarded with not only information about the instrument, but also a unique view of Berlin.