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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.
Bim Zytglogge 3, Bern 3000, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

You've got to see this if for no other reason than because of it's iconic status. Be sure to get there about 5 minutes before the hour to see the bears come go around.

Thank winfree0906
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do visit the clock tower, but expect that you will be one of many tourists gawking when the clock strikes the hour.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If there is a crowd somewhere, you will usually believe it is worth waiting. This applies here and there is nothing to see. It was 1pm... so I observed one gong... and that’s it !

Thank MiamMiam2x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sleepy155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What best remember me about how beautiful Bern is . The clock tower to me was symbolic of the city. Nice to observe how it is made. Nice to see how it reflects what it is.

Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to go when the figures are all in action. Crowds of tour parties were lined up for the big photo shots at noon.

Thank martytc2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Larry W
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