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Prague Astronomical Clock

A Sight Worth Your Time

On this clock it was possible to see the movements of the heavens throughout the whole year with the number of months, days and hours. Rising and setting of the stars, the longest and the shortest days, the equinoctia, the feast days for the whole year, the length of day and night, new and full moon and the quarters, the three different striking hours according to the whole and the half clock.« This is how the painter, copper engraver and art publisher Merian described the horologium clockface on the south side of the town hall tower in 1650. Scarcely anything has changed in 500 years. The original construction of the clock is said to date from 1410, and in 1490 Master Hanuš of Charles University made additions to it. The story goes that the councillors had Hanuš blinded in order to prevent him from making anything of the sort for any other city. Shortly before his death the blind man climbed the tower and stopped the clock mechanism before the Apostles’ procession had begun. The clock...

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  • It is awesome!!!!!
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  • sehr sehr schön
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  • funciona cada hora
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  • лепота)
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  • Uhr
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  • The moving apostle-figures that appear on the hour attract unbelievable crowds.
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  • Great place to be. You really want to be there at the hour. Get a good spot to take a really good view of the show.
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  • Si no ves el reloj, no has ido a Praga, es la cita que no puedes perderte por nada.
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  • bellissimo!
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  • Unbedingt auf den Turm hochgehen und auf den Rathausplatz hinunterschauen - ein hübsches Mosaik aus Kieselkleinen Touristen und quadratischen Sonnenschirmen.
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