Clock Tower - Zytglogge, Bern

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An elaborate structure with moving automatons, Clock Tower - Zytglogge 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. Our Bern trip planning site makes visiting Clock Tower - Zytglogge and other Bern attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very interesting medieval clock tower with an extremely complex clock, which also has an astronomical part. During my visit at 12 o'clock without 5 minutes, the small figures to the right of the...  more »
  • extremely lovely place one of the best places to walk around, Lovely architect and nice walking distance  more »
  • Is there any better place to set your watch then a visit to this historic clock tower, Zytglogge. Pick a great day to stroll the streets of Switzerland's capital city, Bern.  more »

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