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Clock Tower

Kramg. at Hotelg., Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #10 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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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I agree you can't go to Bern without walking in the streets of old town and see the famous Clock Tower. Very beautiful and swiss typical.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You can't go to Berne without walking around the old town and you can't walk around the old town without seeing the Clock Tower! It's beautiful and worth getting there before it strikes the hour because the little characters dance 4 minutes before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a good rainy day option in Bern - they run tours of the tower each afternoon for a little over an hour. You can reserve online (or at the tourist office), then buy tickets directly from the tour guide right before the tour begins. Our guide was very knowledgable - she would explain in German then again in... More

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Fossano, Italy
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Grab a gouffre with chocolate at one of the street stalls and make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the turning of the hour to enjoy a unique picture/video opportunity! What a unique attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Complex, pristine and quiet old. What is most amazing about the clock tower is how low it stands. Unlike Big Ben or other old city clock towers, this one is short and big in proportions. You can see the dial from afar. Worth timing your visit before the top of the hour to experience the show.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the oldest buildings in Bern. Nicely decorated. Not very special. Nice location in old town Bern. Close to marketplace, main train station, and Einstein house.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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

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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