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Public clock in Salzburg

Public clock next to the Franciscan church in Salzburg, Austria

This public clock, reflected in a simple window, is located on top of a walkway connecting the Franciscan monastery (Franziskanerkloster) with the Franciscan church (Franziskanerkirche) in Salzburg.

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Astronomical clock in St. Mary’s Church, Rostock

Astronomical clock of St. Mary's Church in Rostock, Germany

This astronomical clock was built in 1472 by Hans Düringer and is the only one of its kind still in working condition with its original clockworks. It is placed in St. Mary’s church (Marienkirche), the biggest of three town churches found in the Hanseatic city of Rostock.

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Lössl-Uhr in Bad Aussee

Lössl-Clock in Bad Aussee, Austria

The Lössl-Uhr (Lössl-Clock) is a technical gem in Bad Aussee. The public clock designed by Friedrich von Lössl was originally powered by changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature. Worldwide it is the only remaining exemplar of this kind of Lössl-Clocks. Due of too much vibrations evoked by the traffic nearby the clock works with electrical power now.

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Clock tower of Udine

The clock tower of Udine, Italy

After having lunch at a wonderful inner yard near the duomo I came across the famous clock tower (Torre dell’Orologio) of Udine. The tower is part of the Loggia di San Giovanni at the Piazza della Libertà. It was built by Giovanni da Udine in 1527, an architect who is also known for his drawings of birds.

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‘Astronomical’ clock in Brno

Public clock of Brno, Czech Republic

Even though many people call this an astronomical clock, it is just a clock. The clock reminds of an episode of the Thirty Years’ War, when people of Brno ended a siege by pretending a wrong time of  day. Every day at 11:00 am a marble emerges from one of four openings and can be caught by a lucky spectator.

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Clock tower of Graz

Clock tower of Graz, Austria

The landmark of Graz is a clock tower, generally known as the Uhrturm. It is placed on top of a rock in the middle of the city so one can see it from many places. Near the tower, there is a station for a special elevator. The shaft is located in the rock and links up the city with the clock tower.

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Clock tower of Bruck/Mur

Clock tower of Bruck an der Mur, Austria The clock tower of Bruck an der Mur is part of Landskron Castle (Burgruine Landskron) high over the city.

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Ankeruhr in Vienna

Ankeruhr in Vienna, Austria

This clock situated in a gangway between two buildings at the Hoher Markt square (1. District) displays every hour a different illustrious personage of Austrian history. Speaking about history, another place worth a visit is the nearby Roman museum. [German]