Clock Tower - Zytglogge, Bern

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An elaborate structure with moving automatons, Clock Tower - Zytglogge remains one of the capital city's major architectural landmarks, its spire a dominant point in the Old Town's skyline. Part of the city's World Heritage-listed medieval quarter, the 13th-century structure once served as both a prison and guard tower. Virtually unchanged since its contruction nearly eight centuries ago, the tower features a giant astronomical clock, its dial designed in the form of an astrolabe. Every hour on the hour there is an impressive display of early animatronic technology, involving the appearance of a gilded bell-striker representing the Greek personification of time. Our Bern trip planning site makes visiting Clock Tower - Zytglogge and other Bern attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Probably one of the most famous, most famous landmarks in Switzerland. A visit to the tower during a tour through Bern must not be missed by anyone. Of course, the meaning and the history cannot be summed up in a brief recitation. I therefore like to refer to the history in the homepage of the tower.
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  • If you like history and if you like Bern it's a good place to learn more about the city and also learn more about people of Bern. It's a nice tour inside the tower where you can see the mechanism whic...  more »
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  • The Zytglogge is a very cool clock that serves as a great landmark for Berne in the city centre. This clock is a wonder of horological timekeeping in tune with Swiss tradition and also has a glockenspiel that rings every 15 minutes and does different actions. It's amazing that it still works more than 800 years later (although I'm sure with careful maintenance)!
  • Located in the heart of Bern market. One of the most beautiful monuments. Beautifully preserved. The chimes can be heard very clearly around the tower. Must visit this place to appreciate its true beauty.
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