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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 01:52
Stunning architecture. V
John Hamers23-Sep-2018 16:50
Great capture of this beautiful bell tower. !V
Walter Otto Koenig23-Sep-2018 16:32
Nice view of this famous clock tower. "V"
Raymond23-Sep-2018 14:34
Wow, impressive
marie-jose wolff23-Sep-2018 14:11
very nice clock tower, too! V
janescottcumming23-Sep-2018 13:34
Fascinating to see and learn about this clock. V
Pierre Martin23-Sep-2018 13:02
excellent that full view of that tower!
Jim Coffman23-Sep-2018 12:53
A very nice capture, Jose.. I love the clock tower.
Frank Tran23-Sep-2018 12:07
Very impressive clock tower! V+
vifut23-Sep-2018 11:55
Beautiful downtown image of the city of Bern (V)
Juliette23-Sep-2018 11:43
impressive clock; great shot V
Yvonne23-Sep-2018 11:31
They are unique looking buildings surrounding these clocks! v
Colin Storey23-Sep-2018 08:23
Great image of this impressive clock tower.
Gary Retterbush23-Sep-2018 07:52
What a wonderful clock tower!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal23-Sep-2018 07:15
Bern is a beautiful place, great shot shot of this Clock Tower. V
Range View 23-Sep-2018 06:36
Wonderful image of the clock tower and surrounds Jose.
Helen Betts23-Sep-2018 04:18
It's nice to see that amazing clock tower in context. V.
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