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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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Had to be there at 12.00 noon. Wasn't too busy so easy to see. It was kind of cute. Not sure I would make a special trip to see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The clock itself is actually really cool. Definitely read up on it or do a tour because it is incredibly fascinating. As for the hourly show, not much happens but it's fun to just watch it anyway. Just once.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While the technology is amazing considering it was built in the 1500's, it simply doesn't fit. The socialist mosaic decor representing the "working class" is terrible. How does this fit in with the Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Upper Square? You can't help but see it if you are in the square, but definitely not worth a special trip.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had to be there at 12.00 noon. Wasn't too busy so easy to see. It was kind of cute. Not sure I would make a special trip to see it.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Those historic ones are great - you will just think about - how they could made it 5 centuries ago...

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A beautiful contraption much more interesting than the one in Prague. Of course it’s not that old but age doesn’t necessarily make things better. Definitely worth seeing.

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Milton Keynes
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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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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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