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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  • At the stroke of the hour the figures around the clock begin to move, advised the guided tour inside the tower as you can see the incredible contraption that allows the figures to move, in addition to the history of the tower itself.
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  • We took the clock tower tour as suggested by the tourist center and the guide took us from one level to the another and explained the detailed working of the clock and its mechanism. Worth a visit. Fr...  more »
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  • You can't miss this spot since it's central and big attraction of the city. Walk by and capture the time of the famous clock.
  • Very beautiful attraction - definitely jumps in "must visit".
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