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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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Totally differnt than the clock in Prague

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have seen both the astronomical clocks in Czech Republic (one at Prague Old Town and this one at the Olomouc Town Hall) and i like the Prague version more. However the astronomical clock in Olomouc is quite unique as well with it's communist style (showing different working classes during the communist era) after the remodeling in 1950s. Considering that... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was nice but alot of people. It's for everyone! It is nice in winter! It has a show every 12:00 P.M.

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Liverpool, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Was nice to see while passing by - located in the central square. Quite a modern feature - interesting that they kept the 'communist' workers background.

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Pahoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The clock was cool to see. But he tower tour was great best view of the city by far. A little packed with people but nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You have to be there to believe. What an incredible piece of machinery from so long ago. The general location is also worth a walk around to view the architecture of the Old City buildings.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a very nice exhibit of socialist art, definitely worth to see as one of the remaining exhibits of the socialist art.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Found it even better than the one in Prague. It is lower and the moving figures are workers, not saints. Sadly it only chimes at 12noon each day but, it is well worth a visit!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The clock is at the main square and incorporated in the town hall building. Is an amazing looking clock with time, date, months, horoscope etc. It cannot be missed while in Olomouc.

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Meath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

a weird and wonderful attraction, definitely worth a see. keep an eye on ur belongings here as it gets quite congested every hour and the punters selling their wares can get a bit irritating

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