Olomouc, Czech Republic
Although the Swiss are more famous for clocks that contain a representation of a certain bird that lays its eggs in the nests of others, the most immediately recognizable landmark in Berne, Switzerland is the Zytglogge tower. The tower itself was built in the thirteenth century with the astronomical clock joining it in the fifteenth. The dial takes the form of an astrolabe which was an instrument used to locate the positions of celestial objects such as the sun, moon, planet and the stars. Given the local latitude it can also work out local time – and vice versa.
So, there you have some of the most remarkable astronomical clocks in the world. Apologies if your favorite has been omitted. Please tell us if it has in the comments section below and we will endeavor to include them.
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