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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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Bim Zytglogge 3, Bern 3000, Switzerland
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+41 31 328 12 12
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Zytglogge is quite the site to see! It dates back to 1530. (So many things in Bern have quite the history!) I was there with a group, waiting for the hour to chime. There is a bronze figure at the top, that hits a...More

Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do visit the clock tower, but expect that you will be one of many tourists gawking when the clock strikes the hour.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely old town clock is well worth 5 minutes of your time. catch it at just before the hour and watch the figures 'dance' around as the chimes go. it makes a very strange noise just before the movement starts so you can start...More

1  Thank Jon_Raine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If there is a crowd somewhere, you will usually believe it is worth waiting. This applies here and there is nothing to see. It was 1pm... so I observed one gong... and that’s it !

Thank MiamMiam2x
Reviewed 1 week ago

The clock is a nice symbol of Bern but I expected more. The bells toll on the hour a mechanical bird makes some noise and the figures move around for a few seconds and that's about it. I had read and heard the hype but...More

Thank sleepy155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What best remember me about how beautiful Bern is . The clock tower to me was symbolic of the city. Nice to observe how it is made. Nice to see how it reflects what it is.

Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to go when the figures are all in action. Crowds of tour parties were lined up for the big photo shots at noon.

Thank martytc2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite travel writer describes the hourly performance of the Zytglogge a non-event ... and that is absolute truth! Starting at four minutes before the hour, the rooster crows once (big gap -- maybe a minute), the jester rings bells for the time while the...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not understand how anyone could have seen this and not thought it to be amazing. The clock tower and the clock are both mammoth-sized and utterly beautiful. The chimes/bells sound so lovely as well. This is truly a part of the town's history.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful clock by a beautiful area of town. However, the mechanism of the clock is disappointing comparing to the one in Prague Old Town. You could see the disappointed expression of everyone’s face on top of the hour. If you’re there, ok. Don’t...More

Thank Leon L
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