The original bell tower was erected just after 1600; the spire was rebuilt together with the rest of the castle after the castle fire in 1859. The bell tower carillon was also originally from the time of Christian IV, but the present carillon was donated by J.C. Jacobsen in the 1890s.
In the autumn of 2002 the bell frame and the carillon bells were taken down due to the decomposition of the bell frame.
The Danish Palaces and Properties Agency then began renovating and subsequently reinstalling the bells, the bell frame and the baton keyboard (the clavier). The project also included renovation of the copper roof, the weather vane, etc. of the tower.
Tower renovation completed
The tower has now been renovated on the outside. The copper roof has been gone over and some sections of it have been replaced. Last updated:: Monday, December 05, 2011
As mentioned above, the bell frame and the carillon bells were taken down. Their suspension has now been renovated and improved. Following restoration in Holland, the bells were reinstalled in the tower in a new bell frame made of weatherproof material. The entire mechanism, including the keyboard, was subsequently restored, resulting, after careful adjustment, in a harmonious, medium-sized carillon.