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Clock Tower

Kramg. at Hotelg., Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Bern
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: This clock tower served as Bern's west gate from 1191-1250.  The tower was once used to imprison prostitutes; the astronomical clock was added in... more »
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Amazing to see how well preserved such an ancient clock is. Some of the chimes appear to be a bit out of sync, and begin at 3 minutes before the hour, but still well worth seeing if you find yourself in Bern's old town (which is a must if visiting Bern)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Visit to Zytglogge (Clock Tower) was just amazing. It was quite interesting to see operation of Clock which was made in medieval time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This somewhat bizarre feature of Bern's Bohemian sector is a real highlight of this city. Spend some time observing how it all works over an hour or so, and read up on the history. Fascinating

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I saw many clock towers in Bern, some looks very old and some look new after major renovation, but the most famous clock tower in Bern is the one near Zytglogger Tram Station, located in the old town of Bern. When I was there, the time about five minutes to 12 o'clock. I saw a crowd of tourist standing and... More

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Lebanon
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Huge clock tower in the old town in Bern, very nice walking street, walk in the middle and see the buildings from side to side...the old town is really a culture-feeding process

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London, UK
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Joined a tour guide (enquire at the Tourist Information near the station) for a behind the scenes tour in the clock tower. The guide explained how the clock worked and timing of the tour was planned to coincide with the clock striking. Tour ended with a lovely view over Bern from the top of the tower. Would definately recommend!

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It's situated right in the middle of Old Town, its difficult to miss. One of the nicest and largest clock face that I've visited in Europe. Also, the clock is not too high so you can easily see the details on the clock face.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

By the time we visited there, the biggest of clock tower was under renovation. I am still able to take some pictures, but not on top of the tower angles. So, I just took some pictures from the small clock tower. The location of Clock Tower is also at Old Town Bern.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Though almost as old as the city herself, it is fascinating to see this Masterpiece still functioning.

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Canberra, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited Bern on a Sunday, and you can be limited in the attractions that are open. We took a guided tour of the clock tower and it was very informative. The guide presented the commentary in both English and German. He was very knowledgeable and considered.

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