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Astronomical Clock

Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
+420 585 513 385
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Great example of communist stupidity

It is Astronomical Clock rebuild by communist who were to lazy to build their own.. so tourist may... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michal K
Interesting clock!

The size is smaller than the one in Prague, but the fun is the same, especially they turn the monks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“at noon” (11 reviews)
Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
+420 585 513 385
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is Astronomical Clock rebuild by communist who were to lazy to build their own.. so tourist may see example of their "art" and stupidity in one

Reviewed 1 week ago

The size is smaller than the one in Prague, but the fun is the same, especially they turn the monks into workers....LOL

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must-see place when visiting the city. The mechanics inside is still alive, so you can enjoy some small demo :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as large as pragues, this clock has lts more happening. The saints have been replaced by workers who actually pop out of the clock, blacksmiths hammer, musicians play and even a rooster flaps his wings. we were told it only 'plays' at noon, so...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Building is under renovation si the area is not as interesting now and harder to take pictures. Nice thing to visit while in the center of Olomouc on the main square

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A modern type of astronomical clock in the center of Olomouc. Interesting mosaic decoration (socialist realism). Have coffee outside and watch the horology.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Instead of saints, this clock features workers. Not hard to figure out it is from the time of communism in this country. Nevertheless, it is a pretty clock and if you time your visit, you can see the figures parading around. The clock is easy...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a traditional-looking astronomical clock but with a difference as the figurines are all modern workers set in a background of more community era figures. The action is as one would expect. Very beautifully presented and worth waiting to see the clock in action.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is interesting and unique: a mid-20th century astronomical clock showing the values of socialism. At noon, workers, peasants, teachers etc. will move around on their way to building a better future.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This clock is great attraction for tourist and my favorite part in Olomouc main square. Be sure to be there at midday (12:00), since its the only hour when you can see the full "dance" of the clock.

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