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Somewhat Bizarre

This is a modern version of astronomical clock. Unfortunately even my brother, an engineer who... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Austin, Texas
Worth a look

I was in Brno during the Christmas Market and the Astronomical clock is somewhat swallowed up by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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namesti Svobody 5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Brno during the Christmas Market and the Astronomical clock is somewhat swallowed up by the Market and dwarfed by the best Christmas Tree I have ever seen in my life. Worth checking out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin1862
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Brno's example of their astronomical clock which underwent some criticism when it was first unveiled, given it's shape. It reaches six metres high and has some peculiar characteristics, including shooting marbles from slots in its side. People walk past and stare with perplexity and -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Brno astronomical clock is in the old city square and it's interesting object. Each day at one time there fall out marble balls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank liene b
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to believe they would spend 4 Million Euros on a clock that you can’t read Well worth being there before 11am to try to beat locals and catch the Glass Ball that is released each day

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Locin1
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love Brno astronomical clock. It is so ugly that it is actually quite amusing. You only have to look at it for a split second to know what it reminds you of. You have to admit, it really is unique. I would love...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Molly_FisherUK
Reviewed 20 April 2018

As most people, I'm not ashamed to admit that I didn't understand how it works. Also why would such a phallic statue be placed on the central square remains a mistery to me. But it's become a landmark and kind of a must-see, so good...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you've never seen a clock that does not show time, you have a chance: the monument named "Brno C(l)ock" on the central square (náměstí Svobody) remembers minority of the famous London Cucumber. Usual meeting place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Psisko B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

It's absolutely boring. When you stay in front of it, watch it and try to understand what is the astronomical thing in it, you get bored really fast, so not worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ilitty
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a modern version of astronomical clock. Unfortunately even my brother, an engineer who lives in Brno, could not figure out how the clock works and what time it was.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank VeraL_11
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Absolutely nothing to do with astronomy but all about the city's siege by the Swedes. It was fun trying to work out how it worked over the days I was there. You get a sort of chime from it every 15 minutes that sounds like...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris K
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