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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bim Zytglogge 3, Bern 3000, Switzerland
+41 31 328 12 12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come join the hoards of others at the top of the hour to watch the minuretes bang the bell and dance. Not much more than that but it sure draws the crowds.

Thank gjb-6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the marktgasse you can meet and observe the Zytglogge the very beautiful clock which is another symbol of the city of Bern.

Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to visit at midday for the best show as the clock strikes twelve. Get busy at this time but is worth it. Enjoy

Thank welshtraveller51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Bern, make sure to have reservations for the tour of the Zytglogge. It sure is a marvel of medieval technology. Our guide, an older lady, was very knowledgeable and taught us about the history of the tower and it's beautiful clock. We got...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited to see the clock strike! My kids were amazed to watch the whole performance of the mechanized characters come out. I have the best pictures of my son watching!

Thank CTMerebear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every place has its uniqueness and history to convey. This is the tower next to the residence of Albert Einstein. It attracts more visitors to see since it has witnessed the history of Bern since 13/14th century, One could see the astronomical clock and tower....More

Thank SAS_Sarma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wonderful astrolabium clockwork is very elaborate. However the action is more longterm than on the hour and promises more than it actually keeps. There a tiny little bit of movement: Golden Hans von Thann rings the bell, the fool too, the chickens nod. That‘s...More

Thank staubersimon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beutiful attraction in Bern, right on the main street of old town of Bern....you can reach it also with bus No 12 and get off at ''Zytglogge'' stop. Nice cafes closeby.....

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The outside is interesting to look at, but the real gem is to pay for a tour and see the inner workings and the view. I learned of the history of Bern, and enjoyed contemplating the craft that goes into building something like this--it's the...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you happen to be around, take your time to watch it. It is definitely worth your while. Just a few minutes before each hour.

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