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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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Fascinating legacy of the Workers' state

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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