"Astronomical Clock" Astronomical Clock Tip by Pieter11

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Of course the biggest attraction at the Old Citysquare for many tourists is the strange Astronomical Clock. All day long people are waiting for the every-hour-spectacle to come, and of course to get a clue of it's meaning. And I must say: it's not easy to understand it...

At the southside of the 60 metres high tower of the Cityhall you'll find the clock that was built in 1490. It has two parts which both indicate a part. The upper part is the "normal" clock that indicates the time with both Arabic and Roman numbers. It also shows the position of the moon and the sun. The lower part shows a "saint's calender" and signs of the zodiac.

And once every hour old puppets show their skills. First Death comes out, then the Apostles, 6 of them in each window, then the cock and then the Turk. This is the moment where you only hear the clicking of photo camera's before the ringing of the clocks starts.

Address: Starometska radnice, Starometske namesti.
Directions: Old-Town Square

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  • Written Dec 13, 2005
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