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Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr)

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Address: Hoher Markt 10, Vienna, Austria
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Very Nice Clock

This historic clock plays music every one hour when one character makes an appearance. Once a day, at noon time, all of the characters "perform" together. Very nice - not a "must".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic clock plays music every one hour when one character makes an appearance. Once a day, at noon time, all of the characters "perform" together. Very nice - not a "must".

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The clock itself is beautifully crafted, but unfortunately we weren't there for the magic that happens on the hour! There is not much else in this square, except for a fairly decent Merkur store selling nice wines and cheeses.

1 Thank Daniel P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking around and decided to come close to have a look. I was lucky to get there on time when the clock started to "play" music. Very nice!

Thank Lena M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This historic clock is a step from Stephansdom. It really is so unique that the descriptions cannot do it any justice. The time to go is on the hour to see the mechanism.

Thank Richard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

On one corner of the old Hohger Market is this beautiful moving clock with moving figures on the hour. The best viewing time is noon when it goes through all twelve figures and hours as bells ring with accompanying music. Quite the sight. Really special to see. Right next to it is the new Mercury market on three floors which... More 

Thank Conseiller99
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful and magical clock is found in an unexpected area. It is said that the character in the middle moves and changes every hour. Unfortunately, I was ten minutes too early for the magic to happen and as I was in a hurry I couldn't see this happening. It is also in a place where there is no cafeteria... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Ankeruhr Vienna is a beautiful clock in the norther part of the inner city at the place -Hoher Markt-. The origin of this name is based on the important rule which it plaid in the past. -Hoher Markt- means a high (important) market.

Thank Zlatan75Mitic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting clock, well worth being there at 12 noon if you are in the area - I wouldn't build your day around it though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I would not knock yourself out going here if you have limited time in Vienna. To get there walk past St. Stephan's Cathedral. The pedestrian mall turns into a vehicular street. Walk a short 2 blocks and then left at Lichtensteg. Walk in a short distance and it is on your right just after the supermarket. It is between two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

You walk in Vienne and almost every corner has got something to wonder. On the Hoher Markt square, built in a house there is this interesting clock.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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