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Astronomical Clock

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Address: Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: (+420) 585 513 385
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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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So cool and so different from all other large Clocks so far...Unusual combination of design from 50ties and old clock mechanism works pretty well together in Olomouc main square... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick S
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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This astronomical clock might not be as beautiful as the one in Prague's old town square, but it was much more clearer in representing the current time, and thus more suitable for teaching children. Its representation of time was very clear, and easy to understand. A masterpiece and a must see in Olomouc.

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Thank Admiral2525
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Families with young kids seem to really like this as they give a rousing round of applause at the end. The Astronomical clock does it's thing at 12.00pm and maybe a clock enthusiast would be more excited than me to see this. By all means see the clock if you are in the square but I wouldn't say it is... More 

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Thank Suzanne A
Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressing peace of art at the church wall in front of Murawska Restaurant. Nice to see this if you are in Olomouc.

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Thank Karol76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So cool and so different from all other large Clocks so far...Unusual combination of design from 50ties and old clock mechanism works pretty well together in Olomouc main square good example of so called socialistic realism or so....whole area is very nice, kind of undiscovered, clean and beautiful in mNy ways "

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Thank Rick S
Osijek, Croatia
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47 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Astronomical clock realy promise an unique expirience. Unfortunately, I had to go away before it made its dance.

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Thank Dr_Zagy
The Hague
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At one side of the Town Hall you find this astronomical clock. I was surprised this version was erected in 1953. Not a very old one. I'm not sure if there was an old one before? Interessting, but not really spaecial if you know the Prague one.

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Thank Gert01
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Many folks flock to Praha to see the Astronomical clock. I think this clock and Olomouc is a hidden gem. A must visit to explore and see with the locals rather than the hoards in Praha.

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The astronomical clock is located on the tower of the Town Hall in the center of Olomouc. During the summer you can sit next to it on the outdoor patio of Caeser's Restaurant. The rooster on the clock is funny to listen to at a noon. The clock dates back before 1500 and has been remodeled several times. the last... More 

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Thank Dawn L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

beautiful but was reconstructed after ww2 when german or Soviet soldiers destroyed the original and now has Soviet workers as part of the clock and imagery instead of medieval figures. well worth watching at 12 noon when all the figurines start doing their thing!

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Thank Shane C
Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This clock is in the same square (upper Square) that the Holy trinity column is. Similar thatthe Prague's one.

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