When all six church bells chime at the same time on this tower floor, it can be quite loud. Do you think you’d be able to tell if one of the bells didn’t sound quite right? A 15-year-old Hamburg resident was able to do just that in 2005. The reason for the incorrect sound was a crack in the largest bell, the millennium bell, so it had to be melted down and cast again. It had only been in service for six years.
Its predecessor was melted down in 1917 to create weapons for World War I and a new millennium bell wasn’t donated again until 2000 – Hamburg donations had made the new bell possible.