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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  • Take an organized tour of the Clock Tower. There is a sign on the door listing the times of the tours and contact information. The tours will take about an hour. The tour includes climbing up the... 
    Take an organized tour of the Clock Tower. There is a sign on the door listing the times of the tours and contact information. The tours will take about an hour. The tour includes climbing up the...  more »
  • Nice clock tower if you are in the area. If you are close to the hour then hanging around makes sense. However, if you are not, I'm not sure we would have waited longer than 15 minutes. Not quite to.....  more
    Nice clock tower if you are in the area. If you are close to the hour then hanging around makes sense. However, if you are not, I'm not sure we would have waited longer than 15 minutes. Not quite to.....  more »
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  • A wonderful place, just like all of Switzerland. Let me tell you, Switzerland is an incredible place, and very beautiful. Beautiful. I recommend you go. If you are going to go in these difficult times, please, take safety measures.
  • Its historic. Wish that there was some explanation.

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