Weltzeituhr

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Alexanderplatz • 3 min walk
  • Klosterstraße • 5 min walk

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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This world clock is, believe it or not, the main attraction on Alexanderplatz. The clock sits here from the communist DDR times what you could exactly tell from its appearance.
For some reason the place is popular to take pics and selfies, and the Alexanderplatz is a famous meeting point due to its S and U Bahn station along with many bus and tram lines. Otherwise, the square is as ugly as the clock with many sketchy and homeless people around.
Written April 19, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Weltzeituhr is a clock that shows the time in 24 time zones. The clock is a large turret-style clock displays the time zones and therefore the offset to calculate the actual time in the required city. The clock is topped with a sculpture of the solar system as a sphere, which also rotates. Not sure how accurately the planetary movements are simulated though.

The clock is popular with tourists, but I think it looks okay and wouldn't go out of the way to see it unless you happen to be going to Alexanderplatz. A bit daft having to do mental arithmetic to tell the time, but meh.
Written October 1, 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
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Visit Duration: 30 minutes

The 16 tons world Time Clock (Weltzeituhr or Urania World Clock) became number one tourist attraction in Alexanderplatz since it displays the current time in 148 major cities from around the world. Cities are grouped depending on their time zones. 24 sided coloumns exists and each column represents one of the twenty-four main time zones of the globe with the names of cities which use that time zone engraved into it. The clock is topped by a representation of the solar system, which rotates once a minute.

A legend that states if lovers are holding hands at midnight adjacent to the world clock tower, they will be together forever.

It was pened to the public on 30 September 1969, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the German Democratic Republic.
Written May 12, 2019
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Weltzeituhr is interesting for a quick look but other than that, unless there is a protest going on under it (they do happen occasionally) there's not much to do other than take a selfie and leave - it would be worse than watching paint dry to hang around and wait for it to move! Alexanderplatz has developed massively since I was last there in 2002 and now seems a little over-developed, quite dirty and had a bit of a weird atmosphere - nothing specific, just not somewhere I enjoyed spending time like I did 18 years ago.
Written September 2, 2020
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MickyC
Bromley, UK611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is a cool Design, It is worth having a look at if you are near by or have some time to waste. Easy location to get to Alexandraplatz is a main station and easy to get to.
Written November 15, 2021
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windytravel79
Budapest, Hungary1,332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
The world watch was already here during the DDR period. It is a popular meeting point both for berliners and tourists.

Actually it is nothing special, you look at it and go further, not a very special thing.
Written July 14, 2019
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Dej Avery
Zurich, Switzerland86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
This old world clock in Alexanderplatz is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It’s part of the history of the GDR. However aside from checking the time in various countries, there is nothing else to do and if I’m honest, it’s a bit run down. Glad I saw it, but I wouldn’t make a special visit.
Written September 21, 2017
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Jakub Z
Czech Republic137 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
If you walk by, sure, have a look. But it is ridiculous calling is a must-see or history. It is nice, sure. But: you have an app for it. People have constructed clocks like this before. The clock is less interesting than the peculiarities of some time zones.
Written July 7, 2017
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Matthew M
London, UK177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Bit of an unusual spot, but worth a look!

There doesn't seem to be much explanation on site, but very interesting to see the time all around the world.
Written March 18, 2017
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Calaciban
Province of Malaga, Spain305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Set on alexanderplatz its just something of interest that sets the scene for this plaza. Built before the wall came down it evokes a sense of Soviet influence with the backdrop of the architecture of the train station and the tv tower combined with a passing tram makes for a great photo opportunity
Written December 26, 2016
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