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“Bit of a disappointment” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock
Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Olomouc
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Owner description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Bit of a disappointment”
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.

Visited July 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Clock strikes on the hour”
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.

Visited July 2015
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albany, United States
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“Like the one in Prague only secularized”
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.

Visited June 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Whimsical Clock”
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.

Visited June 2015
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Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What...?”
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. But perhaps, it is calculated remnant to make the clock unique.

Visited September 2014
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