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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  • The Zytglogge is a true work of art, which is worth marveling at during a visit to Bern. Great photos!
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  • It starts up a few minutes before the hours. There are always tourists, in high season maybe too many people what causes them to lose authenticity.
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  • The Zytglogge is a very cool clock that serves as a great landmark for Berne in the city centre. This clock is a wonder of horological timekeeping in tune with Swiss tradition and also has a glockenspiel that rings every 15 minutes and does different actions. It's amazing that it still works more than 800 years later (although I'm sure with careful maintenance)!
  • Located in the heart of Bern market. One of the most beautiful monuments. Beautifully preserved. The chimes can be heard very clearly around the tower. Must visit this place to appreciate its true beauty.
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