The picture above displays what is called a Glockenspiel. This is the only known glockenspiel in the state of Texas and there are only three or four known in the United States.
The dictionary defines a Glockenspiel as a percussion-type instrument
played with a hammer or mallet. Often a Glockenspiel is an ethnic celebration honoring the people of the world through a presentation of music, bells, animated figures and a clock.
Our Glockenspiel consists of the playing of traditional German celebration music and the rotation of seven animated characters. Fischerís Glockenspiel is played during operating hours, every hour
on the hour.
The Glockenspiel is designed with seven
traditional figures, 1)a sausage man 2)a milkmaid 3)a cow 4&5) fraulien dancers 6)a bear and 7)a king.
Our Glockenspiel is a great attraction to
our small German-oriented North Texas town. The owners Johnny and
Butch Fisher visited other cities to get some ideas for their Glockenspiel. It
took several years of research and preparation before construction.
This Glockenspiel represents the
kind-hearted, hard working attitude of Fischerís Meat Market and the beautiful
town of Muenster.
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