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Address: Bern, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 31 328 12 12
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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents...

This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.

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What time is it?

Whether you wait for the “show” or you pass by to take a few photos....Stop and admire the details of this ornate clock.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fran727
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Long Beach, NY
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Long Beach, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you wait for the “show” or you pass by to take a few photos....Stop and admire the details of this ornate clock.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the only attraction of this Clock Tower is the clock face and associated astronomical clock. It is possible to climb up inside the tower but as it is now privately occupied it's not possible to either get a city view from the tower or see inside the old rooms.

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Thank Johnpsau
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much going on here when it sounds from the bears to the rooster to the bells that you should take the clock tour to appreciate everything that goes on behind the scenes to how everything happens to make it so cool.

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Thank michelle f
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a clock tower, unfortunately I do not have much history on it but its definitely something everyone wants to see. Beautifully designed.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through central Bern you will find it hard not to encounter this clock. Visible from the Main Street along which most of the teams seem to run, it attracts virtually every tourist group. That's not a bad thing - you can still view the clock and its mechanical figurines clearly, and watch the parade as the hour is struck.

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Thank Simon H
Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking around town you'll see the Clock Tower, it's impressive, so well kept a must see along with the rest of the Old Town.

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Olonzac, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Purely by chance my walk of Old Bern arrived at the perfect hour, midday, to see all the movements the clock makes. Usefully explained by my ipod guide, the symbolism would have otherwise completely escaped me. One dial tells the time, yes, but look at the hands - it also describes the phases of the sun and moon. The second... More 

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Thank JACACW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the beautiful attraction place in Bern , there are so many attraction place in this Old Town ,which very close to each other , it is easy to spot it and most of the trams and buses will passing this area~

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Merely a photo-op unless you are visiting inside the clock. Skip the hourly "show" of the clock, its absolutely unimpressive.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I passed by on the 20th of October while going on a nearby restaurant to dine. It is nice to look at it and take a couple of photos. Nothing to spend a lot of time on it. There are other better options to spend your time on.

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