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Clock Tower

Kramg. at Hotelg., Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Bern
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Most astronomical clocks are overrated but this one seemed to do even less than others Ive seen. I only waited 5 minutes to see the display but even that felt like a waste of time.

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delhi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Old structure. Has historical significance.The clock chime is a special attraction. Good reading material about the same is available on the net and also through tourist guides.

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Bangalore, India
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The clock tower is quite a sight - it is old and very beautifully carved. Must see on a walk through the Bern old town

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have done a LOT of travelling. Every time I have gone to Bern (4 times) I really find a certain peace and enjoyment just staring at this clock! It is a GREAT memory for me. After seeing it, go up the street (south) to the Bern Hotel and have a nice lunch!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had to book to get into a tour of the clock tower which was really interesting (did this at the train station) - historical information and types of times/charts explained - plus views from the tower.

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New york
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The clock tower is one of the most easily recognizing and famous buildings in Bern. It is located at the end of the main street. The tourists usually started to gather within 10 min before the hours. All sort of interesting things begin to happen 5 minutes before the hour. It is worth spend 10-15 minutes to watch the biggest... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Awesome, there are all kid of stuff popping around of the clock but the clock is Late! Really weird since we are in Switzerland, the land of clocks known by its accuracy. It is three minutes late. The biggest show is in 12:03.

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msp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was not working properly when we visited. We heard they were repairing it and it would be functional again. The face of the clock and history was very interesting.

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I agree you can't go to Bern without walking in the streets of old town and see the famous Clock Tower. Very beautiful and swiss typical.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You can't go to Berne without walking around the old town and you can't walk around the old town without seeing the Clock Tower! It's beautiful and worth getting there before it strikes the hour because the little characters dance 4 minutes before.

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