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Astronomical Clock

Marktplatz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Beautiful timepiece

Firstly you have to see it on the hour to get the chimes and full movements, but at any other time... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Clive B
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Restoration at its best.

Total restoration to the whole of the building and Astronomical clock was required after the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
tchell2016
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“rathaus” (4 reviews)
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Marktplatz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Firstly you have to see it on the hour to get the chimes and full movements, but at any other time it is still a lovely restored clock that should be seen, if in the square.

Thank Clive B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Total restoration to the whole of the building and Astronomical clock was required after the flattening of Heilbron in 1944. We marvelled as it chimed at the hour,figures,rams and cockerel all animated ,as this is roughly nearly 500 years old,it's the ultimate show piece here.

Thank tchell2016
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is an amazing clock on an imposing building in the Market Square in the centre of Heilbronn. It is on the Rathaus that dates from 1535 but which was damaged in WW2. It has moving parts and musical sounds especially on the hour, but...More

Thank ge0rgiana
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I love clocks, especially astrological or astronomical clocks. Unfortunately I didn't see it when it struck the hour but it was beautiful all the same. If you only have a short time to visit Heilbronn put this at the top of your list.

Thank travellerin2013
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went to Heilbronn on business trip. Very surprised with the market place and the astronomical clock. Very well conserved. Had lunch at the Ratskeller, which I highly recommend.

1  Thank PatLam123
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Sitting atop Heilbronn City Hall, the beautiful astronomical clock comes to life hourly with moving creatures and sound effects. The clock itself is ornate, beautiful and functional. The effects are not quite what you expect from seeing such things in cartoons, but they are imaginative,...More

Thank Hawk470
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this during the wine festival. It was all lit up in gold because of the sunlight. Looks awesome...:)

1  Thank Deepak1234n
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Lovely sight to see on the hour. But on the 4, 8 and 12 it's the best. The square is pretty and the Rathaus is also very picturesque.

Thank magscork
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Thanks God this clock survive from WWII, it show mastery in engineering and deluxe craft skill. My tips, you guys have to bring a telescope or camera with tele lens to enjoy this clock star constellation. The clock it self move from second minute hours...More

Thank kristianus_satrio
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This clock is very intricate and beautiful. It is amazing to consider how old it and the ingenuity that went it to it's creation. I loved sitting in the square by the clock and near Killian's Church, taking in the scenery and enjoying a cup...More

Thank Mizzou_SLP
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