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

What a beautiful working piece of art and craftsmanship. An old clock tower with an amazing working clock. Watched the guy ringing the bell and the figurines dance around and the music play. Absolutely a must see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Perry H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Certainly worth a look if in the city of Bern. It’s amazing that this is over 400 years old and still an accurate clock. Does its thing every hour on the hour, don’t get to excited, the clock show is short and not that exciting,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davidwZ8821XE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a nice tradition in Bern! It beautifully maintained and with a busy crowd on the hour. Don’t miss it!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Delnyon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to take in this entertaining display a few minutes before the hour, as the crowd grows and the characters start to move early. Also, the higher number hours (10, 11, 12) have more action happening than at 1 or 2 o'clock!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 146lynnk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a cool looking clock, but the "show" it puts on every hour isn't worth waiting for. All the tourists around were like... It's done? That's it?

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SarahKraus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This clock tower was close to our hotel but great to discover with an interesting story displayed each hour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the clock strike the 12 noon hour and got to see all of the various animations. It is very attractive and lots of fun. It reminds me of the astronomical clock in Prague without the massive crowds.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DACETC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are crowd control barriers, hordes of selfie-stick wielding tourists and generally congested hubbub in the minutes before each hour. Then, the little gold man up top swings his little gold hammer, and various characters spin in and out of doors on the tower face....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank M8826GWpeters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The center of town, gorgeous and historical; fun performance Of the figures high up hourly; Lots of cafes and shops everywhere around this lovely Old town of Bern

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank breggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't make a special visit to Bern for this tower clock, but if in the Old Town, especially around noon, stop to watch some action as the clock hits on all 12. Do watch for vehicles as you walk to the base of the tower....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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