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Hoher Markt Clock (Ankeruhr)

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Address: Hoher Markt 10, Vienna 1010, Austria
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This is a quite different and unusual clock. It is quite beautiful and historical figures tell the time and music is played at noon. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a quite different and unusual clock. It is quite beautiful and historical figures tell the time and music is played at noon. Worth a look if you are in the area.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Centuries ago the Hoher Markt was one of the most important market areas of the city of Vienna. It is home to a large sculptured fountain commissioned by Emperor Leopold I and the Ankeruhr which is the famous gilded clock spanning an alleyway. Each hour a figure appears from within accompanied by organ music. If you are walking the streets... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone sees this historical clock but if you find it its amazing. I am not saying that clocks are uncommon in Europe but this one doesn't work like others and seeing it animated is better than usual. Located 5 minutes towards the north of the city town square.

Thank Bastian F
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 671 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located in the Hoher Market area and was built around 1911. It is a colorful clock that operates every hour and depicts some historical personalities.. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank Oldjack
Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a big clock and at 12:00 it starts to play. There are different figures which are passing in the front of the clock and the play different pieces on a organ. We were just lucky to be therw at this time but if you have the chance try to be there when it plays.

Thank Graido
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting square in Vienna with a clock and fountain. There is also a good supermarket here and it is close to the Roman Museum and Stephansplatz.

Thank Howard S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

It's really close to Stephansplatz and St Stephens Cathedral you just walk around the corner. It's more impressive at noon when there is 12 tunes accompany the 12 figures otherwise it's just a clock at other times of the day set high up on the wall.

Thank Clarissa M
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

An amazing timepiece. Historical figures move across the clock as music plays. Worth visiting at 12pm.

Thank Rachel E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited St Stephen's cathedral and took in the many Baroque buildings and parks in and around the main centre of Vienna; took ubahn to Schonbrunn; Beethoven symphonies at Musikverein. Lovely place to visit. Don't miss the Anker clock at Noon, 12 tunes accompany the 12 figures.

Thank Dorothy G
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

it is a fixed point in the sightseeing agenda of every new Visitor to Vienna . be sure to be there at 12:00 sharp

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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