The iconic astronomical clock of Bern´s Old Town

At the end of this Kramgasse, one of the Altstadt's most iconic landmarks is a early-13th-century astronomical clock called the Zytglogge, part of the main gate of the original town hall. Like a few others of its type throughout central and northern Europe, it stars a merry cabal of little mechanical figures, especially bears (more about them later), which twirl around every hour on the hour - a whimsical tourist favourite, for sure (you can also sign up for the tour to get a look at the machinery from the inside).  

Read more in my post Feeling the Bern in Switzerland.


Dmitry A. Mottl


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