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Clock Tower, Bern

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An elaborate structure with moving automatons, Clock Tower 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. Put Clock Tower and other Bern attractions into our Bern vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • First let me say this is a must see attraction for any visitor to Bern BUT I wouldn't say that the top of the hour visit is a must. The history is incredible but the motion at the hourly chimes is jus...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful sight of Bern. You part of any walk through town. Also nice photos can be made.
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  • Nice example of architecture and engineering. Located in the main center of the relatively small size 
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  • Fleisch vom heissen Stein sehr zu empfehlen und preislich mehr als ok! Nette kleine Auswahl an speziellen Bieren.
  • Good to very good small and specifically but you have to see. To recommend the experience lack and food... open late but am satisfied. Style meat-pup
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  • Great Canadian pub with tasty beers. Very friendly and uncomplicated operation. The food is also worth a visit.
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  • Super Burger into the night
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  • strange place. many strange fashion
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