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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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definately a must see

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
gina n
Chesham, United Kingdom
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Mike S
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrew S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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.

Thank lavonnemy
Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We missed the hour chiming with the saints coming out when we were in Prague with huge crowds where we couldn't see much. This performance was at noon and no crowds and a delight to see!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I loved the old square where this clock is located. And yes, the clock alone might not be worth a trip to Olomouc, but it it charming as is the square. So if you happen to be in Olomouc, be sure to drop by and see it.

Thank Retirada
Kfar Saba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is kind of a reminder that the Communists ruled there, you really can feel like you traveled in time whenyou see this clock. At least they left something beautiful!

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Sydney, Australia
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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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