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Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr)

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Address: Hoher Markt 10, Vienna 1010, Austria
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It's really close to Stephansplatz and St Stephens Cathedral you just walk around the corner. It's more impressive at noon when there is 12 tunes accompany the 12 figures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clarissa M
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really close to Stephansplatz and St Stephens Cathedral you just walk around the corner. It's more impressive at noon when there is 12 tunes accompany the 12 figures otherwise it's just a clock at other times of the day set high up on the wall.

Thank Clarissa M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing timepiece. Historical figures move across the clock as music plays. Worth visiting at 12pm.

Thank Rachel E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited St Stephen's cathedral and took in the many Baroque buildings and parks in and around the main centre of Vienna; took ubahn to Schonbrunn; Beethoven symphonies at Musikverein. Lovely place to visit. Don't miss the Anker clock at Noon, 12 tunes accompany the 12 figures.

Thank Dorothy G
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a fixed point in the sightseeing agenda of every new Visitor to Vienna . be sure to be there at 12:00 sharp

Thank marvinge
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Ankeruhr is a must-see if you're visiting Wien at noon, it depicts important events in the history of Austria telling a story in a unique way.

Thank ClockworkExpress
Ipswich, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Just stumbled upon his clock while walking around. It is very unusual but quite a beautiful clock that utilises historical figures to tell the time and plays music at noon. It is worth seeing if you are in the area.

1 Thank Chris F
Spikkestad, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I come here with not having intension to see it was only a little luck because I could here beautiful classic music played somewhere and then i see people standing there looking up to clock and listning to the music. So it was a nice moment to hear classic music and rest some minutes while the song was played.

Thank Baross
Sacile, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Walking distance from historic area and if you have a few extra minutes something worth seeing. Not much else in the area.

Thank Jamie S
Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Anker Clock is a typical Art Nouveau design. People love to watch the daily parade at noon when all 12 historical figures cross the bridge. A fantastic performance and worth watching!

1 Thank CarlaColumna123
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This historic clock plays music every one hour when one character makes an appearance. Once a day, at noon time, all of the characters "perform" together. Very nice - not a "must".

1 Thank Neta_Avivi

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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