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Hotel Chatter admits a soft spot for Swedes, what with the bounty of pop culture gifts with which they've furnished the world (like, you know, Robyn, IKEA, and The Fun Theory campaign). The notably upbeat Scandinavians harbor a mutual love for aspects of American culture, such as…sourdough bread?
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This video also has some narration to it so adjust accordingly if you're at work!
First, you might be asking yourself, “what exactly is a glockenspiel, actually?” We’re glad you asked. A glockenspiel is a set of bells or metal bars that you can use to play a tune. It’s sort of like a xylophone, only kookier, and a lot more fun.
While on a recent trip to Germany’s winemaking Rheingau region, we got the chance to stay at the Breuer’s Ruedesheimer Schloss Hotel in the picturesque riverside town of Ruedesheim am Rhein. The hotel has a real-life clock tower glockenspiel that peals out four German drinking tunes (the favorites of the current owner, Heinrich's, father) on the hour every hour. We worried that the sharp tones would wake us up a little earlier than we’d like after a day (and night) of sampling the region’s famous Rieslings, but the bells only ring from 10:00am-10:00pm, so we were assured of a good night’s sleep.