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The most interesting bit of the the Rathaus tower are the two clocks from 1525 and 1584. With thel lower clock the six times elected maire Bartholomaeus Scultetus introduced the Gregorian calender.

The tower itself was first erected in 1378. From 1511-16 it got its 8 sided buildup and a Gothic spire which got replaced after a lightening in 1742 with a Baroque one.

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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