Clock Tower - Zytglogge
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
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Points of Interest & LandmarksObservation Decks & Towers
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This prominent landmark has for centuries kept time for Bern's residents and puts on an elaborate show each hour.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jeffrey C
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun hour
    Fascinating hour-long tour of the medieval clock tower. Plenty of information, plenty of steep stairs! And seeing the clock in action was a delight. The view from the tower is outstanding as well. The tour is limited to 20 people, and worth every penny.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique clock
    We saw the clock numerous times from outside and specially during the time when it showed all its movements. Could not get a chance to go for the tour inside because of timing mismatches but seeing the clock from outside itself gives a good idea about the complexities involved inside it. This is a landmark in the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful clock tower
    We viewed the wonderful clock tower as part of a walking tour of Bern. Lots of symbolism and some nice stories associated with the history of the building. We didn't have time to go inside but it sounded interesting. It's on the main street so easy to find and certainly worth checking out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Snowball's adventure
    Barnet, United Kingdom7,071 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most iconic landmark in Bern
    When we came to Bern, we were immediately attracted by this stunning clock tower as it was so elegant & beautifully built! This clock tower was used to be the town's west gate back in 1190s. It was damaged by fire in 1405 but was later rebuilt. The clock contains bears & a crowing cock, which begins their run on the clock's East face at 4 mins before the clock strikes the hour! This is no doubt the most beautiful tower clock in Switzerland & the iconic landmark of Bern!!! A must see when you are in Bern! Absolutely stunning!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2024
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Snowball's adventure
Barnet, UK7,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
When we came to Bern, we were immediately attracted by this stunning clock tower as it was so elegant & beautifully built!
This clock tower was used to be the town's west gate back in 1190s. It was damaged by fire in 1405 but was later rebuilt. The clock contains bears & a crowing cock, which begins their run on the clock's East face at 4 mins before the clock strikes the hour!
This is no doubt the most beautiful tower clock in Switzerland & the iconic landmark of Bern!!! A must see when you are in Bern! Absolutely stunning!!!
Written May 12, 2024
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David
Lille, France1,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Interesting clock tower. Very visually striking! Certainly worth stopping by if you walking through Bern city centre!
Written March 31, 2024
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Litochoro, Greece1,235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful sight but when it reached 16:00 just rang 4 times !
The surroundings though and the old town was great . Of course I can not understand why most of the restaurants and cafes were closed on Sunday but that’s the way it is 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♀️
Written February 1, 2024
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Elodistar74
London, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Just saw it from the outside. Interesting but clock wasn‘t working properly. Disappointed after such a long wait
Written December 31, 2023
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Tanushka K
Stockholm, Sweden13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It was a very beautiful day, we went looking around the city after that! Loads of shops nearby to explore and enjoy! The tower and clock itself was HUGE, very happy to have been there 💗
Written December 18, 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Swiss really do love their clocks, don't they? I mean I can't blame them, being punctual is part of their culture which is something that North America can learn from. The giant clock tower complements the UNESCO World Heritage site of Downtown Bern very well, and is regarded as the centrepiece of the site itself.
Written November 19, 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,139 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This attraction is way overhyped. It’s decent looking and has different clocks on the front and back which is somewhat interesting. It’s chiming activity was a huge disappointment, however. We arrived @ 2:50 pm in anticipation of the 3:00 striking/“show.” At 2:57 there was a very modest amount of activity. It looked like a false start. It subsequently struck 3 times at 3:00 and that was it.

I’d recommend walking by to see it but don’t waste your time for hourly striking.
Written September 29, 2023
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines12,856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
This clock tower is an iconic site in the city capital of Bern. Every hour it sounded off to alert everyone but nothing fancy unlike those in Munich and Prague. Nevertheless it is the most photographed in Bern.
Written September 19, 2023
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We viewed the wonderful clock tower as part of a walking tour of Bern. Lots of symbolism and some nice stories associated with the history of the building. We didn't have time to go inside but it sounded interesting. It's on the main street so easy to find and certainly worth checking out.
Written July 25, 2023
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szymon096
Zamosc, Poland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful clock Tower in the middle of the old Town.Good place to take photos.its one of the most famous attractions in Bern.You cant come to Bern and miss to visit the zytglogge
Written July 19, 2023
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