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Clock Tower

Bern, Switzerland
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Ranked #7 of 30 Attractions in Bern
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, 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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Brütten, Zürich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Bern definitely has the coolest clock tower I've ever seen. Located in old town you really can't miss a walk by it. Just look up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My hostel was not too far from the clock tower, one street away in fact. So I found the chimes every hour to add character and atmosphere to the city, especially at night while there is a cool crisp air and the lights from the many quicky bars and restaurants are bouncing from the streets

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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Most astronomical clocks are overrated but this one seemed to do even less than others Ive seen. I only waited 5 minutes to see the display but even that felt like a waste of time.

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delhi
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Old structure. Has historical significance.The clock chime is a special attraction. Good reading material about the same is available on the net and also through tourist guides.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a walk around this area while it was raining non-stop. It is a heritage site of national significance. Take a look when you are there.

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