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Address: Olomouc, Czech Republic
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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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Pragues brother

These amazing clocks are not as famous as their pragues bigger brother which is quite sad as they offer excellent opportunity to see all the components separatly. Little known... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paulus T
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Gallivare, Sweden
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Gallivare, Sweden
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These amazing clocks are not as famous as their pragues bigger brother which is quite sad as they offer excellent opportunity to see all the components separatly. Little known fact is that they are as well one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world (Pragues first of course). These clocks dont tend to be covered with tourist so that... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the biggest attractions in Olomouc. Impossible to miss it, its on the main square. Worth a picture

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Thank Cláudia D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit unexpected with the strong communist themes but the local people have elected to keep it as it is. Absolutely worth seeing at midday especially at the end when the bird 'sings' it usually draws a few chuckles.

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Thank cheesesalad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Nice place on the main squere in Olomouc.The second one biggest after Prague in czech republic. I saw many times:o

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Thank Marek P
Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

definitely a must see by day or night when it is lit up. it gets very busy on the hour when it chimes and strikes, but worth it.

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Thank gina n
Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

So viewing the astronomical clock in Prague is quite an "experience," with the noise, crowds, etc. That makes the Astronomical Clock in Olomouc quite special. Physically it's close in size, but when it chimes, you can hear it and get very close to it. Quite nice!

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Thank Mike S
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I did not see the astronomical clock working but even still it was a very beautiful thing to look at. It's way bigger than the one in Prague and to tell you the truth it looks better.

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Thank nikko1974UK
Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The clock has lots of displays and moving characters. A huge central dial has every day of the year with saints' days marked.

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Thank Andrew S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The astrological clock used to be as grand as it's Prague's counterpart. It is a real shame that the Communist party disfigured it by their propaganda. In saying that the clock is well looked after by the City of Olomouc and it is big part of the city's history.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Easily located, close to the town center is this huge clock. It is built into the wall and has many points on it besides just telling the time.See if you are here.

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