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Address: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless...
This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
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Clock strikes on the hour

A mechanical clock really, with a skeleton ringing the bells. Good to see but try and get the best viewing position from directly in front of the clock.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The full works only operate at midday so we positioned ourselves in a cafe opposite and waited - two sets of figures come out on a revolving platform, and the blacksmith hits the anvil......that's about it. At any other time of day it's, well, an interesting astronomical clock.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A mechanical clock really, with a skeleton ringing the bells. Good to see but try and get the best viewing position from directly in front of the clock.

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albany, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The postwar Russian control is evident at this site. Instead of religious figures making the circuit, there are working class heroes -- the farmer, the nurse, the factory worker. But it works and is fun.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Much more whimsical then the clock in Prague. If you read the history you will know why. You have to wait for it to work on the hour.

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Cody, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hm, this is quite odd. In the middle of the old town, surrounded with medieval history, here is the Astronomical Clock decorated with "real socialism" mosaic and figures of working class, scientists, etc., and other propaganda. Well, I guess, it is a part of history too, but does not fit well with the rest of the building and the square.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

At noon the workers by hand and brain, also the sporting heroes and the mothers of the next generation of the proletariat, perform a stately dance while a cock crows .... to greet socialism? A kitsch leftover from the dark days, which thank the heavens have largely been forgotten, the neglected houses restored and the many beauties of this glorious... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nice building and square. Personally the most interesting thing was the moon-clock to show the actual phase of the moon. Especially at night. By the way, don't forget to have a beer there :)

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Strictly on a face value, this clock is awfull especially compared to the one in Oldtown square in Prague. But if you look at it ironically with the lense of Czech's komunist past you will find it to be quite entertaining monument to the 'working proletariat'. Enjoy! :)

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Close to the Trinity Column it deserves a 2 minutes visit. If you are at 12 o'clock you will see the Clock in movement (don't expect that much)

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of two astronomical clocks in Prague, this one was rebuilt by the Soviets in the1950's in Soviet heroic style, with all the figures being form the proletariat. Pay attention to the clock showing each saint's day, and the ones showing which stars are visible each night.

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Address: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Moravia  >  Olomouc Region  >  Olomouc

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