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Clock Tower

Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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Reviewed yesterday

Many tour groups stop in Bern on the way trough either from Lucerne/Interlaken to Geneva. All they get to see/do is a quick run from the Bear pit where busses can conveniently park to the clock tower where there is a mechanical 16th century "Glockenspiel"...More

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in the old part of Bern and just happen to come upon the clock tower. I pulled out my guide book to read all about the tower, and as I was reading, the clock started moving. I had been traveling in Germany and...More

Thank kap0011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say it has a nice architecture & all the animals do look good at the top of the hour when it starts ringing bells. It is one the main street in the old city area where you see the street with all the...More

Thank Himanshu B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very good clocks ring bell at every hour and every character moves it was good to see and also recommend

Thank bahuballi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the clock strikes the hour, the figures beneath provide some entertainment... the cock crows, then the figure waves his seplacaru and the lion moves his head... then wait, and wait and the cock crows again (takes about 7 minutes)... it's ancient so you need...More

Thank susankC72DH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many other clock towers in the world that are more interesting and more spectacular than the one in Bern. It is OK to see when passing by, but not worth a detour!

Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large crowds with tourists everywhere waiting for the clanging of the bells on the hour. It was nice if you are in the area, but wouldn't go out of my way to see it. It was incredible how all the parts synchronized together.

Thank Pcehealy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful clock tower, to be understood on many different levels. We were lucky enough to be on a private tour with Maria Teresa Lauper, a private local guide who is not only very knowledgeable but also winds this clock twice a week. There...More

Thank 6400wendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seemed as if all the tourists congregate right in front of the clock tower just before the hour strikes. It was fun to watch all the moving parts of the clock when it struck. However, there is more to Bern than just the clock...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The clock tower is iconic in the home of find watches. Be there on the hour to view the activity. Awesome

Thank trishsoto
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