"The Organ" Rysum Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

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  The Organ of 1457
by Kathrin_E

The organ in the village church was bought from the organ maker Harmannus in Groningen in 1457. The villagers had it transported across the frozen Dollart and paid with a couple of fat cows.
Since then, the instrument has hardly been changed. Most of the work is original, and still fully functional. This makes the Rysum instrument one of the oldest organs in Lower Saxony, other sources say in the whole of Northern Europe. No matter what, the instrument is unique. For concerts and presentations, experts from all over the world come to Rysum.

If you want to hear how it sounds, check out my video on this page.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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