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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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Beautiful Clock

It's worth a visit there. Beautiful clock and nice sounds. If you go therecyou should see this!!!!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth a visit there. Beautiful clock and nice sounds. If you go therecyou should see this!!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely thing to do in the evening while in Prague. The atmosphere is lovely and its amazing how this clock works after all of these years. You can also go up the tower and take in the amazing view. 100% recommended.

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the astronomical clock is part of the old town hall in olomouc's main square and although in this ancient setting it is clearly communist in design. the whole square is of great interest and crowds can be seen forming to watch the chiming at given hours.

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Ludhiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must place to visit. Located in the Holy Trinity Column, the astronomical clock is one of the only two in Czech Republic.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think I would have preferred the original clock which was destroyed by the Naziz who machine gunned it as they were retreating from the Russians in 1945. This one is typical of art from the Communist era, and after the Prague Clock in Old Town Square this one seems crude.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

As I understand, the original clock mosaic was destroyed during WWII but the clock itself and figurines survived. So a new mosaic was created in 1954, after the Russians came in but the clock itself is in tact and works. Not as impressive as in Prague, but fm definitely nice little brother.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Though not as famous or spectacular as Prague's clock, this one has an interesting history. It was destroyed by the Nazis during WWII and subsequently rebuilt after the war with a communist theme.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I've not seen anything like this before and it's very interesting. It's a free to view landmark and definitely worth looking at if you are in the city. It is, however, just an interesting and odd looking clock, so don't expect it to blow your mind or anything like that.

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Thank Sam H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing. These kind of monuments are rare. No casualty that makes them unique. Not much to tell. Go and see while staying in Olomouc.

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Ludington, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We happened to be here at the clock at 11:45 am so that was nice. Over rated and not sure I would time my day so that I could see it. It's a left-over from the Russians and I don't think the Czech people would have put this type of clock in.

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