The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial.

Despite the many redecorations and renovations it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Bern's most recognisable symbols and the oldest monument of the city, and with its 15th-century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction. It is a heritage site of national significance, and part of the Old City of Bern, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.




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    RAMPRASAD SRINIVASAN (2 years ago)
    Awesome terrific just walked from Berne railway station Picturesque street ever seen
    subodh iykkara (3 years ago)
    Nice old architecture with great time for a walk. Easy access from public transport.
    Daniel Ezekiel (3 years ago)
    This is the clock tower close the the bahn station about 400 meters as you walk down Spital gasse. This clock shows in addition to the time, zodiac, moon sign and also the phases of the moon. I think it is from 1600 or later... There are a couple of jester, rooster that chime together at every hour. I am not sure if there is a bigger show by the jester, puppets etc. at a different time. I found only a rather trivial Glockenspiel show at 1800 and 2100 hours....Not as impressive or interesting as the Munich Glockenspiel, but nonetheless worth a visit..
    ankit raval (3 years ago)
    Give the vibe of a mediaeval street.. You can go any time but every hour the bell rings which looks good. Nothing more to see
    박경종 (3 years ago)
    [Notice] Number9 tram does not stop at the platform Y. Its platform S. I have been wondering around all over the place to find it. Do not make a mistake of what I made.
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