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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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  • No trip to Old Town would be complete with the obligatory trip to the Clock Tower. Does not take a lot of time to see. Nice to see the movements in action.  more »
  • The clock tower is a must see . Amazing as to how a clock worked in olden days without modern technology  more »
  • One cannot pass thru Bern without stopping by this marvel of a Monument, be there when the clock strikes, its an unforgettable experience  more »