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Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr), Vienna
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At the heart of a vibrant market stands Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr), 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. Add Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr) to your Vienna travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vienna vacation route planner.
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  • Anker Clock is a typical Art Nouveau design. People love to watch the daily parade at noon when all 12 historical figures cross the bridge. A fantastic performance and worth watching! 
  • At 12 o'clock with music advances from the left to the right doll. Take video pictures are nice but may be more interesting.
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  • Anchor watch is worth a visit if you are in the Centre of Vienna. It is old and moving Majesty have shapes that tell a story.
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