Hoher Markt Clock, Vienna

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At the heart of a vibrant market stands Hoher Markt Clock, an Art Nouveau clock that tells more than the time. Built between 1911 and 1914, the ornately decorated, gold-accented piece is the creation of painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch, and it makes up part of the bridge connecting two parts of the Anker Insurance Company building. At the stroke of every hour, a historical figure crosses the bridge; at noon--the time the clock is most sought out--all 12 figures emerge (including Marcus Aurelius, Rudolf von Habsburg, and Joseph Haydn), accompanied by organ music from each era. Following the performance, browse the market for a great selection of fresh bakery, produce, and deli groceries. Put Hoher Markt Clock and other Vienna attractions into our Vienna day trip site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Every day at noon, historical figures parade along to the music. Over ten minutes long, will move slowly. We recommend that if you have time please go. It is U1, 3, 4, tram 1, 2 and a convenient location.
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  • You can see the hours progressed # 12 figures different. Only at 10 are visible all 12 statues in a parade of 10 minutes. Free attraction.
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  • Funny clock with illustrious Viennese characters and a musical chime. go to see it if you have occasion to touch
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