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An elaborate structure with moving automatons, Clock Tower - Zytglogge remains one of the capital city's major architectural landmarks, its spire a dominant point in the Old Town's skyline. Part of the city's World Heritage-listed medieval quarter, the 13th-century structure once served as both a prison and guard tower. Virtually unchanged since its contruction nearly eight centuries ago, the tower features a giant astronomical clock, its dial designed in the form of an astrolabe. Every hour on the hour there is an impressive display of early animatronic technology, involving the appearance of a gilded bell-striker representing the Greek personification of time. Our Bern trip planning site makes visiting Clock Tower - Zytglogge and other Bern attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Clock Tower - Zytglogge reviews
The clock tower is a part of Bern old town and a historical monument which welcomes any visitor at the begging of the journey to the old town. it looks really nice and a historical symbol
The clock tower is a part of Bern old town and a historical monument which welcomes any visitor at the begging of the journey to the old town. it looks really nice and a historical symbol more »
Doing my research what to do in Bern, clock was high on the list. However once you are there you keep on waiting to be impressed but sadly you are not. Ok for quick photo as it’s a a nice historical.... more
Doing my research what to do in Bern, clock was high on the list. However once you are there you keep on waiting to be impressed but sadly you are not. Ok for quick photo as it’s a a nice historical.... more »
If you have the time and budget I highly recommend booking the Clock Tower / Zytglogge tour with the Tourist Information Center at Bern train station. The tour is one hour long and the guide times it so that the group is directly at the mechanisms at the turn of the hour to see exactly how all those wheels and clogs work together to produce the delightful display of dancing figurines witnessed outside.
Cool clock. One of the many things that makes the cityscape of Bern interesting. Not sure I'd call it a destination in and of itself. But I'm glad I saw it while walking through the city.
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