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Clock Tower

Kramg. at Hotelg., Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 34 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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

In the middle of the road you come upon this beautifully architected mass of a clock. It moves every hour and we got to see it twice in action. Very Nice/

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to this place twice now. There is a great buzz with all the tourists, local performers especially music, a range of cafes and great views. While in Bern, don't miss to visit the Clock Tower.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The clock is a marvel, with the different faces for time, date, and zodiac. But the play at the hour was very short and simple, which was a let down from all the anticipation.

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Hearst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited the clock tower with my family our guide was amazing. I would really recommend the guided tour . It is very impressive to see the inside.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were already in Bern Old Town, this is a "must see". From either historical stand point, or simply a novelty stand point. It was really fun to see it. This is a very busy spot, many tourist gather around to look at the clock, take picture of the clock. You may want to wait until all the tour groups... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seeing such well preserved monuments is rare for Americans. Most monuments are usually tumbling down or polished to perfection. This town was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved the performance and view of clock. A nice walk along the way. The area is full of history. A good way to spend part of your day.

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Leduc, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Easy to get to and beautifully built. Just that we thought that there would be more of a display. Impressive noble the less and something to see.

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Secunderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Bern Clock is as the locals say, the work of a single man. Every time the clock strikes an hour, there is an elaborate display of a number of toys on the clock that draw the attention of a visitor. The Clock Tower is at a walkable distance from the Bern railway station and in the midst of the... More

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千葉県
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our guide brought us to the place explaining that was the historical old clock. We waited in front of the tower for a while. Not only us, many tourists were there to see the moment. The clock moved at last! That was quite simple movement. I understood the reason why the guide said "historical". The street was not wide enough.... More

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