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“Awesome clock” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock
Ranked #3 of 48 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.
Bremen, Germany
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome clock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This clock is as interesting or maybe even more interesting than the clock in prague.
There is much history to be found here and not so much tourists as in prague.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pretty cool for a clock!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

As far as town square clocks go this is pretty cool. Nothing exceptional to hang around for midday, but good to check out and see all the communist stuff on there - names, dates, models of 'workers' rather than the elite. And no crowds like you get in Prague!

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Pretty cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This clock kicks the bum of the clock in Prague. (Note a lot of misplaced reviews showing up here)
Cute yet harrowing, at 12pm daily good little workers and happy families twirl around for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to stay until the bird, possibly a dove, does its thing at the end of the performance. A jovial reminder of Czech Republic's oppressive history.

Visited July 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“charts the social changes of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

try to watch at midday as the proletariat workers come out to strike the hour. Under the communist regime, the saints that had previously inhabited the clock were replaced with the proletariat workers

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Cool to see but very short”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

This has long been voted the most overrated attraction in Europe but we found it fascinating. It is very short and by todays standards can seem very blah. You will want to actually see it 2 times. Once, from the street and then once from the tower. From the tower you cant really see the clock but you will get to see the trumpet player and a great view of the crowd as well. Get to the tower early and stand on the side where the clock is for the best view.

Visited September 2012
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