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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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  • Beautiful watch with their needles Golden, all your details are wonderful, paintings etc. You can visit.
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  • Personally, I love this type of watches. Find them both in Austria, Czech Republic... etc, but this just like the one in Prague, is special... It is more than a watch, is the entrance to the medieval city. It datara's 13th-century astronomical clock shaped astrolabe is one of the largest of all Switzerland watches, and one of the most important monuments.
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  • Very much like Prague, this clock is located on the main street of the old town of Bern. Five minutes before each shot of the now you can watch the short little show of the time change. Nothing fancy, but to see if you are in town.
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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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