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Astronomical Clock

Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
+420 585 513 385
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Astronomical clock - but main display only once a day

This historical astronomical clock was "redesigned" by the communists. It's in a prime location in... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Alesius1
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
Interesting

I was surprised as to how interesting it was. Enjoyed reading the history. I thoroughly recommend... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Bruce F
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Geelong, Australia
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This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“at noon” (11 reviews)
“the main square” (11 reviews)
“communist era” (5 reviews)
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Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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+420 585 513 385
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This historical astronomical clock was "redesigned" by the communists. It's in a prime location in the main square, on the side of the town hall. But unless you go at the one time of day when everything moves, you only see two men with hammers...More

Thank Alesius1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was surprised as to how interesting it was. Enjoyed reading the history. I thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

If you work out how to read it let me know! Very interesting conglomeration of dials, and "things" happen on the hour. Great that it has been kept working for so long.

Thank Gnoleeg
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Was surrounded by reconstruction but very easy to view and a great quick stop Good for educational and historic perspective

Thank Jbaumer
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Arrived to the town to attend the summer school. This astronomical clock depicting proletarians, workers, farmers and sportsmen, reminded of the Soviet past of Eastern bloc:

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a cheap communist version of the magnificent astronomical clock in Prague. There is not much to say about it other than that I find it ugly, I understand that it might have now some historical value, but I would just get rid of...More

Thank Nico S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

Thank Michal K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

Thank Max_hkxx2001
Reviewed 1 July 2017 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 :)

1  Thank Pavel E
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

1  Thank Kathleen S
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