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Bern. Clock Tower (Zytglogge)

The Clock Tower (Zytglogge) was the first western gate of the city (1191 - 1256) and, with its famous astronomical calendar clock built in 1530, is now one of the main attractions of Bern and the oldest clocks in Switzerland.The tower clock served as the master clock for the city of Bern and hence set the standard. From there, the hours were measured which are indicated on the hour stones of the cantonís roads.The hour chimes, the two tower clocks, the mechanical figures and the astronomical clock are all driven by a common mechanism.The exterior appearance of the tower is dominated by late-Baroque elements. The large dial is framed by a fresco produced by Viktor Surbek in 1930.

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Julie Oldfield24-Sep-2018 01:53
Richard Glenn22-Sep-2018 15:25
Very nice perspective of this historic clock. V
Jim Coffman22-Sep-2018 13:27
A very nice looking clock tower...
Helen Betts22-Sep-2018 13:18
What an attractive clock tower, and good to have the people for scale. V.
Clarence King22-Sep-2018 12:27
Splendid capture, very informative. v
Pierre Martin22-Sep-2018 11:37
very special the astronomical part, beautifully caught monument!
Yvonne22-Sep-2018 11:15
What an informative tower this is with the two different clocks installed! v
Frank Tran22-Sep-2018 09:33
Beautiful image and great info. V+
marie-jose wolff22-Sep-2018 09:00
fine image of this magnificent clock tower! V
danad22-Sep-2018 08:23
A wonderful clock tower. V.
Chris Morton22-Sep-2018 06:57
I love these old clocks with so much graphic information
Range View 22-Sep-2018 06:44
Wonderful image of these famous clocks Jose.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal22-Sep-2018 06:35
Fantastic capture, thanks for the info. V
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