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Clock Tower

Address: Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Bern
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It's beautiful but the strike of the hour didn't excite me.. Not much movement.. maube I expected too much based on reviews..

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I always love the contrast of colors of clocks like this versus the plain background of the building. It was snowing heavily while we were there so it was hard to see all the details. That being said, this is another must see sight as you wander through old town Bern.

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melbourne
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65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Defintely a pretty clock but no comparison to Prague's Astronomical clock. We waited for the clock to strike the hour and nothing much happened. So just admire the clock twer, take photos (watch out for the traffic) then move on.

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Kuala lumpur
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

1400s medieval architecture shows Berns rich past. Sand stone structures including the clock tower is a validation of good craftsmanship and continuous conservation work the city has undertaken. There are several clock towers within walking distances (churches included) and they chime at preset intervals. Sorry didn't check my watch to know if it's on the hour or ...

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You'll have plenty of photo ops with this attraction . You can't miss it because it just pretty !! I was told that it's still a working clock but it didn't look as if it was to me. Enjoy

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nothing special. Just on old tower with a clock that goes off at the wrong time, and a wall on the side where men can urinate.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The famous Clock Tower in Bern is a must see. It is situated in the middle of the old town. Once upon a time a city gate, then the central place of Bern. The clock has many interesting functions to discover!

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is probably one of the most popular attractions in Bern, steeped in history and a pleasure to watch when it strikes the time on the hour..

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very nice and interesting building to take pictures and walk around from. Interesting history behind it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The famous clock town is hard to miss as it is located right in the middle of old town. A likely meeting place for hundred of years. The structure is impressive and detailed as can be seen in the photos. The clock chimes when a man hits a bell with a hammer at the top. I passed by this many... More 

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