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Astronomical Clock

Marktplatz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Beauty in the city centre

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the centre of heilbronn. I was there for less than... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
prangarajan212018
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Wolfsburg, Germany
Beautiful timepiece

Firstly you have to see it on the hour to get the chimes and full movements, but at any other time... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Clive B
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Marktplatz, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the centre of heilbronn. I was there for less than a day and this was definitely in my to do list and did not fail to disappoint. Would definitely recommend if you plan to visit heilbronn....More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Firstly you have to see it on the hour to get the chimes and full movements, but at any other time it is still a lovely restored clock that should be seen, if in the square.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Total restoration to the whole of the building and Astronomical clock was required after the flattening of Heilbron in 1944. We marvelled as it chimed at the hour,figures,rams and cockerel all animated ,as this is roughly nearly 500 years old,it's the ultimate show piece here.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is an amazing clock on an imposing building in the Market Square in the centre of Heilbronn. It is on the Rathaus that dates from 1535 but which was damaged in WW2. It has moving parts and musical sounds especially on the hour, but...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I love clocks, especially astrological or astronomical clocks. Unfortunately I didn't see it when it struck the hour but it was beautiful all the same. If you only have a short time to visit Heilbronn put this at the top of your list.

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went to Heilbronn on business trip. Very surprised with the market place and the astronomical clock. Very well conserved. Had lunch at the Ratskeller, which I highly recommend.

1  Thank PatLam123
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Sitting atop Heilbronn City Hall, the beautiful astronomical clock comes to life hourly with moving creatures and sound effects. The clock itself is ornate, beautiful and functional. The effects are not quite what you expect from seeing such things in cartoons, but they are imaginative,...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this during the wine festival. It was all lit up in gold because of the sunlight. Looks awesome...:)

1  Thank Deepak1234n
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Lovely sight to see on the hour. But on the 4, 8 and 12 it's the best. The square is pretty and the Rathaus is also very picturesque.

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Thanks God this clock survive from WWII, it show mastery in engineering and deluxe craft skill. My tips, you guys have to bring a telescope or camera with tele lens to enjoy this clock star constellation. The clock it self move from second minute hours...More

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