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Address: , Bern, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41313281212
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Worth looking at, but only really when passing by as the 'display' is a little overrated. It is a pretty sight though and very Swiss. Good for a photo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bern, Switzerland
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It's great! Doesn't only show time but also different astrological information (I don't know about). three minutes before the full hour a Rooster comes out to "warn" you.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We walked under this tower just before 12 to see a large group of people before us. We turned around to see that it was 12 o'clock and the tower was making it's hourly "attraction". The clockwork is original and there are some nice things to see when it chimes.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It is just a clock tower with an astronomical clock. The street that leads from it is much more interesting and picturesque. You shall see many weird statues and fountains on the way and definitely not to miss is Einstein’s House on the right, the one where he derived the theory of relativity. Enjoyed walking on the old streets where... More 

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somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Worth looking at, but only really when passing by as the 'display' is a little overrated. It is a pretty sight though and very Swiss. Good for a photo.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you pay for the tour, you get to see how this magnificent astronomical clock functions from the inside. Well worth the price of admission.

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Claremont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pretty to look at, but the the "show" - when the little figures on the clock move around, which occurs at 5 of the hour - is mobbed and totally overrated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Maybe I missed the point, but it was just an old looking clock. I barely noticed it the first time. It probably adds to the character of the street, totally missed this one.

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first time you see it, interesting. The second time, and you will be lucky if you are not trampled to death by a hoarde of Asian Tourists who seem not to see you, or, are run over by one of the Buses charging through the narrow opening into Kramgasse. If you have seen one Clock Tower,then you have seen... More 

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Avry-devant-Pont, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Regularly going to bern and i always enjoy watching the clock towel when the little show is going on It is Very sweet and cute

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are really in a hurry you could do this in 1 hour. The clock tower is a few blocks from the main train station. But, once you go out and see it there is so much more than the clock. The Bears are just a short walk away. There are many restaurants and the best is the Deli/Butcher.... More 

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