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MERKUR Hoher Markt, Vienna

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At the heart of a vibrant market stands MERKUR Hoher Markt, 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 MERKUR Hoher Markt to your Vienna travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vienna vacation route planner.
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  • Blink and you will miss Hoher Market. We walked through what is left of the oldest square in Vienna every day without realising where we were until I looked up the the rather magnificant bronze and co...  more »
  • Attraction in the centre of Vienna. Worth a visit. At 12 all 12 figures pass across front of clock, so this is the best and busiest time to visit.  more »
  • If you are nearby, before noon, stop by. The 12 figures are unique and the organ soundtrack is perfect. The entire presentation us about 15 minutes.  more »
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  • Nice place in the middle of the city. Non-expensive and clean.
  • Good place for quality products, you can find a lot of world's fine products here (cheeses, wines, exotic fruits,...). Pricey but you can't expect less for the quality and location.
  • Provides you with almost everything you could wish for. Good wine selection and great diversity on fish and meat. Friendly staff and nicely designed interior.
  • Amazing selection of groceries from all over the world. Delicious ready'made foods. Beautifully designed interior!
  • Good selection of food products from all over