Dance Chimes

Close-up of the brass-made dance chimes in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

In Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, in the pedestrian zone not far from the Grandhotel Pupp, you will come across brass tiles set into the ground, which play a tone when you step on them. In total, there are nine dance chimes, arranged in a square, each of which produces a different tone on a pentatonic scale. This makes it possible to play music by moving your feet, but also by running and jumping.

The dance chimes were designed by Alfons von Leggelo and crafted by Richter Spielgeräte.

The children’s reaction to these tiles speaks for itself: