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Astronomical Clock

Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Olomouc
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
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Kiev, Ukraine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting Orloj but when you compare it to Prague Orloj impression weakens. Must see in Olomouc. Recommend

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Pendleton, Sc
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This clock is used by locals as a gathering place. You should be there before noon to see the chiming of the clock. I'd suggest grabbing a pizza and a beer on the deck of the adjacent restaurant, lowering the umbrella, and watching the clock from there.

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Naples, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

To see the clock in action you must be here at noon. While not as impressive as the astronomical clock in Prague, it should be on your list of sights to see while in Olomouc.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I guess you have to go, but this was even less impressive than Prague's! Quite funny to be waiting with 80 other people to watch it though, and we all stayed the whole time.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I saw the clock from a distance,the view was from Town Square.It is a miniature from the clock in Prague.But it is very good and also good to see the difference ,but still it is beautyful in its own way..

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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Astronomical Clockis dated from 1443. It was repaired a number of times and almost completely destroyed at the end of World War II. In 1995 it was replaced with a new one - Karel Svolinský.

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New York City
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Very different from the one in Prague. This one features every-day folk because it was restored during the Communist era. It "goes off" only at noon. It is more interesting in many ways than the one in Prague (which is much older). Wait for the rooster at the end.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I think the clock is interesting and beautiful. I really don't care if there is a secret message about communism with the clock - it is just beautiful to look at and is interesting.

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41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

i don't care for communism or their propaganda, and this just what this clock has. The teacher, the scientist, and of course the almighty women farmers. I grew up in communism, and I'm glad it's done and gone.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I think it's interesting to see the mixture of historical astronomical clock with the communist era - when the clock was redecorated and the saints etc. were replaced by workers I think it's nice and the square (Horní náměstí) itself is really interesting. During Christmas time you can enjoy Christmas markets at this square

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