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The Zytglogge is quite the site to see! It dates back to 1530.
(So many things in Bern have quite the history!) I was there with a group, waiting for the hour to chime. There is a bronze figure at the top, that hits a...More
This lovely old town clock is well worth 5 minutes of your time. catch it at just before the hour and watch the figures 'dance' around as the chimes go. it makes a very strange noise just before the movement starts so you can start...More
The clock is a nice symbol of Bern but I expected more. The bells toll on the hour a mechanical bird makes some noise and the figures move around for a few seconds and that's about it. I had read and heard the hype but...More
My favorite travel writer describes the hourly performance of the Zytglogge a non-event ... and that is absolute truth!
Starting at four minutes before the hour, the rooster crows once (big gap -- maybe a minute), the jester rings bells for the time while the...More
I do not understand how anyone could have seen this and not thought it to be amazing. The clock tower and the clock are both mammoth-sized and utterly beautiful. The chimes/bells sound so lovely as well. This is truly a part of the town's history.