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Address: Bern, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41313281212
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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents...

This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.

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A beautiful clock tower

The clock is quite beautiful. Just wait for the rings of the clock, there are some characters moving and dancing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Expert-Terry
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Hong Kong, China

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over the years living in the DC area I visited this clock tower many times and was disappointed when it was under renovations, but hopefully when those are finished it will be available for the public to once again enjoy

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The clock is quite beautiful. Just wait for the rings of the clock, there are some characters moving and dancing!

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Thank Expert-Terry
Bern, Switzerland
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50 reviews
41 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All this stories sounds like this must be one of the best attractions in Bern, sadly I was a little dissappointed. At least for me it was not so much interesting to see all that stuffs moveing arround...

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Egypt
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a clock in the middle of the street with shops surrounding that area. Just pass by to have a picture and read it's story.

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Manila
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129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the attractions stated in trip advisor for the City of Bern. It was very easy to find this clock tower since our hotel was nearby. And there is always a bunch of people standing right in front of this tower. It nothing spectacular really except that you'l see the action every hour round the clock.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zytglogge has about 600 years old and it stands, for me, as the most beautiful animated watch in Europe, even better than the Prague one. You have 24 opportunities a day to see it work! It function in a beautiful tower in old town.

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Thank Ruimvramos
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We loved the clock tower, it was cold but we still watch the clock to turn. Many people waited with us to take photo. We loved also the Christmas decorations.

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Thank Brigitte Z
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful clock in Switzerland. It's located in the middle of the town. Very easy to reach with the bus or tram or by walk.

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Thank Giovanni F
Geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I think many go there as it is recommended in tourist guides. Often see a lot of people under the clock looking at it waiting for something to happen. Nothing special about this except its historical significance.

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Thank Sanjeewa L
Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Easily found,on the entrance of the old city of Bern,you can't miss it.Very well kept,like the old city itself:)

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