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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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We came across this wonderful 600 year old clock on the way down the main shopping street in Bern looking for the bears. (That's correct- 4 bears live happily in this city but are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came across this wonderful 600 year old clock on the way down the main shopping street in Bern looking for the bears. (That's correct- 4 bears live happily in this city but are away until autumn). If possible be around the clock tower as it is about to strike the hour, particularly noon and you will see the amazing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For all of the tour book recommendations telling you to see the clock tower, it really is underwhelming. The little repertoire 4 minutes before each hour is unimpressive. The clock tower itself doesn't even look so well-preserved, which is too bad if this is one of the top tourist attractions of Bern.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous and iconic spot in Bern and so interesting to watch the clockworks. It's an easy spot to get to and from and well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

even when it's crowded at every full hour what the play of the different parts of the clock tower do their presentation - its' worth to watch and reflect at the skills of the people who created all this.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The clock includes an astronomical dial and sits at the top of the cobbled "high street" leading down through the old town - probably the most photographed monument in Bern

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Westwood, Massachusetts
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Thanks to our guide, Nora we got a preview of what was going to happen on the clock. It was only 13:00 so we had to look quickly. Glad we saw it.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's a landmark of Bern. You may need some patience if you want to see the animations. Otherwise a walk down in the main street is a good choice as well.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is actually called "Zeitglogge," which means "time clock." It is the most recognizable attraction in downtown AltStadt (old city) Bern, Switzerland. While it chimes frequently, you really need to be there on the hour (preferably noon) to see it do its stuff. Several figures move, ells are struck, and more. Almost pathetic are the crowds that stand on the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The clock is very attractive and stands out well over the main shopping street. Can be viewed from all four sides. A great photo-op along a street with no vehicle access (except for the trams) and lots of stores with colourful flags hanging from upper windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our tour guide got us there about 10 minutes early to make sure we were in a prime location. She explained what to look for as the hour grew near. There were about a half dozen actions to be ready for. It was fun.

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Address: Bern, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41313281212
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern

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