The Zimmer tower is a tower in Lier, Belgium, also known as the Cornelius tower, that was originally a keep of Lier's fourteenth century city fortifications. In 1930, astronomer and clockmaker Louis Zimmer built the Jubilee Clock, which is displayed on the front of the tower.The tower was built no later than 1425 though the precise date of construction is unknown. In 1812 the tower was sold by the municipal authorities, but after World War I, they repurchased it and slated it for demolition. However, in 1928 clockmaker Louis Zimmer presented to city, his work, the anniversary, which consists of 12 clocks encircling a central one with 57 dials. These clocks showed time on all continents, phases of the moons, times of tides and many other periodic phenomena. It was decided to place this new design in the old tower, which had to be substantially reconstructed for this. In honor of the astronomer they renamed the tower the Zimmer tower.In 1960 a pavilion for the new clock was built next to the tower to present Zimmer's masterpiece the wonder-clock. . Around one of these dials moves the slowest pointer in the world - its complete revolution will take 25800 years, which corresponds to the period of the precession of the Earth's axis. Subsequently Zimmer attached to the clocks a mechanical planetarium. The wonder-clocks impressed Albert Einstein, who congratulated Zimmer with the creation of these unusual mechanisms.Add Zimmer Tower to your Lier travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lier route app .
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Eens in je leven moet je de Zimmer Toren gezien hebben. Vooral een spektakel als de dingen uit de toren tevoorschijn komen. more »Once in your life you must have seen the Zimmer Tower. Especially a spectacle if things emerge from the tower.
Was ein tolles Fotomotiv, ein wirklich interessanter Turm, rechts vom Turm steht auch eine Mini Ausgabe, auch toll gemacht. Und wenn man etwas Zeit hat, kann man auch das Museum besuchen, sehr guensti... more »What a great photo opportunity, a really interesting Tower, right of the tower is also a mini Edition, also well done. And if you have some time, you can visit the Museum, very cheap. Worth I can recommend only. :-)
origineel ... uniek in de wereld ... zeker aan rechterzijde gaan staan en wachten op uur wisseling. .. ongelooflijk dat dit zoveel jaar geleden gemaakt is. more »original ... unique in the world ... definitely on the right stand and wait for hours. .. unbelievable that this so many years ago.
worth a visit
Great place for anyone with an interest in timekeeping, engineering, or astronomy.
The icon of Lier is a must see where you easy can lose time from one of the many outdoor cafes in the area.
Special Tower. An icon of the city.
Well worth to visit this tower during a visit to Lier
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