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Anker Clock (Anchor Clock in English or Ankeruhr in German) is located at the eastern section of Hoher Markt which is one of the oldest squares in the city of Vienna. It has certainly become one of the more popular tourist attractions in the city!

The Clock was constructed in 1917 to dedicate to the people of Vienna. It was designed by painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch in 1913 in Art Nouveau design with mosaic ornaments. The Clock forms a bridge between two sections of the building (No: 10 and 11) belongs to Anker Insurance Company.

At noon daily twelve figures or pairs of figures (stundenregenten) representing the history of Vienna parade across the bridge accompanied by ten minute of musics. These fugures represent Princess Maria Theresa, Prince Eugene of Savoy, King Rudolf I, Joseph Haydn, Duke Leopold IV, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Charlemagne, Charles the Great, Master Hans Puchsbaum, Emperor Maximilian I, Mayor A. von Liebenberg, and lyricist and poet Walter von der Vogelweide, although it is not necessary in that order.

Address: Hoher Markt, Vienna
Directions: Located on the eastern section of Hoher Markt. Take Underground train line U1 or U3. Nearest subway station is Stephansplatz and walk in the direction of Rotenturmstrass.
Phone: +431211140 (tourist information)

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2010
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