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Address: Marktplatz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Impressive clock in the Market Square.

This is an amazing clock on an imposing building in the Market Square in the centre of Heilbronn. It is on the Rathaus that dates from 1535 but which was damaged in WW2. It has... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is an amazing clock on an imposing building in the Market Square in the centre of Heilbronn. It is on the Rathaus that dates from 1535 but which was damaged in WW2. It has moving parts and musical sounds especially on the hour, but unfortunately we did not see this.

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I love clocks, especially astrological or astronomical clocks. Unfortunately I didn't see it when it struck the hour but it was beautiful all the same. If you only have a short time to visit Heilbronn put this at the top of your list.

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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went to Heilbronn on business trip. Very surprised with the market place and the astronomical clock. Very well conserved. Had lunch at the Ratskeller, which I highly recommend.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Sitting atop Heilbronn City Hall, the beautiful astronomical clock comes to life hourly with moving creatures and sound effects. The clock itself is ornate, beautiful and functional. The effects are not quite what you expect from seeing such things in cartoons, but they are imaginative, charming, and fun for children of all ages.

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this during the wine festival. It was all lit up in gold because of the sunlight. Looks awesome...:)

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Cork, Ireland
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Lovely sight to see on the hour. But on the 4, 8 and 12 it's the best. The square is pretty and the Rathaus is also very picturesque.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Thanks God this clock survive from WWII, it show mastery in engineering and deluxe craft skill. My tips, you guys have to bring a telescope or camera with tele lens to enjoy this clock star constellation. The clock it self move from second minute hours day week month.. years etc.. what a detail..

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Missouri
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

This clock is very intricate and beautiful. It is amazing to consider how old it and the ingenuity that went it to it's creation. I loved sitting in the square by the clock and near Killian's Church, taking in the scenery and enjoying a cup of coffee.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Simply incredible! The history of Heilbronn is fascinating. The archive building is just around the corner from this area. I highly recommend visiting it. You will see a model of the original city and learn about the history of Heilbronn's creation. Every Sunday and Tuesday there is a little market held in the square. This place is incredibly beautiful and... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

Beautiful astronomical clock at the Rathaus in the square. It is amazing to think of the technology available when this was built. Worth seeing & hearing.

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