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Astronomical Clock

Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
+420 585 513 385
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Unique!

Different from any clocks which I had seen previously. This is really unique. The setting is very... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Dorkon22
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South Carolina
Kiki

Horni namesti ("capital square" - the largest one) is beautiful historical centre of Olomouc... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Kristýna F
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This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“at noon” (11 reviews)
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Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Different from any clocks which I had seen previously. This is really unique. The setting is very nice, recessed in the Town Hall. Yet almost opposite of the clock in Prague. Neat with a communist twist!

Thank Dorkon22
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Horni namesti ("capital square" - the largest one) is beautiful historical centre of Olomouc. Romantic place with a lot of turistic atractive things.

Thank Kristýna F
Reviewed 2 May 2016

People gather in the main square just before midday to witness the clock do its thing. It starts with 2 blacksmiths striking the anvil 12 times and then 2 players on instruments which in turn activate 2 other panels depicting workers of the era. The...More

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 27 April 2016

you can enjoy your ice cream or Pizza and excellent beer with nice view to Astronomical Clock in the center of Olomouc , Lovely City

Thank Mustapha O
Reviewed 25 April 2016

When the astronomical clock was renovated there was a deep comunism era in Czech countries. But Karel Svolinský, as the author of nowadays appearance, made it in honour of peasant life style and craft at. Its not such as amazing as the Prague one (it...More

Thank Lenka J
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This 15th century astronomical clock was unfortunately reconstructed during the era of socialist realism and has lost much of it's beuty, but still is a work of art.

Thank Alismile73
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Interesting piece of old craftsmanship in a town center, which looks - still today - like in the Middle Ages.

Thank PoliticalAtheist
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It used to be very nice astronomical clock, than during the communist era it was rebuilt into funny and crazy versions - you can see handball player or factory worker on it. Nice to see once, but no need to come back again.

Thank JirkaPanek
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were here for the hour chime and were a little disappointed. It's a beautiful clock and worth seeing if you are in Olomouc, but don't bother waiting around for the end of the hour.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Beautiful astronomical clock with an interesting history (it was damaged during WW2 and rebuilt in the Social Realist style). Don't miss the performance at noon when the figures are animated for a good five minutes.

Thank Florian P
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