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“A Timepiece, in More than One Way”
Review of Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock
Ranked #2 of 56 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.
Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you're in the centre of Olomouc, there's really no reason not to take a look at this clock.

Not only can it tell you the time, but it's full of imagery from a bygone era. The images of workers, athletes and other members of everyday society that the old Socialist regime held valuable make an interesting contrast to the old religious and allegorical imagery more typical to these sorts of clocks.

There are certainly some who would wish to do away with all remaining symbolism of the old Socialist days, but it is good to see some of it being preserved for posterity.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I found this clock interesting for it's communist symbols, which tell a story of an era. The overall look of the clock is old - following the original clock, but the adjustment to the communist spirit is what makes it different and interesting to see. The clock rings every hour. If you're there around that time, it worth 10 minutes of waiting, especially if you are traveling with kids, but otherwise you can skip -- it is not that impressive.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

There is a great view of the city at the top of the clock tower. English tours are available. Check in the tourist information on the ground floor of the clock tower.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

architecture wonderful-nice photos we made-location center-super

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

Go and have a look, it's so different in a way that it's not that old and thus does not have the traaditional medieval/renaissance look. Quite the opposite, it's got mozaiques and all the valued professions of the working class. I thinl it's so unique and great and to me also very nice and intriguing to look at. I would like to see it again someday.

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