Zytglogge (Zeitglockenturm) in Bern

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Recommended by 26 out of 26 hikers


  • Hans Künzler

    Einstein House:Behind the sandstone façade on Kramgasse 49, in a small apartment on the second floor, there really was a revolution. Here, in 1905, Albert Einstein (1879-1955), at that time a civil servant at the Intellectual Property Office, developed his five most important works, created in Bern scientific work, including the special relativity and light quantum theory. Here quantum leaps occurred in modern physics!In the modest apartment owned by the Albert Einstein Society since 1977, Einstein lived with his wife Mileva Maric and their son Hans Albert for two years. It has been restored to its original state so that one can immerse oneself in the life of the scholar couple, not least through contemporary furniture and objects. The exhibition in the
    The third floor informs about Einstein's groundbreaking insights, and a 20-minute video introduces his life, thoughts and actions.

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    • 13/10/2017

  • Gabi

    Just great to stroll through Bern

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    • 17/10/2017

  • Martin

    Berne is always worth a visit

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    • 21/01/2018

  • Arno

    ad. Bern:
    - founded in 1191 as Zähringerstadt
    - from 1218 free imperial city
    - 1353 accession Confederation
    - 1983 Old Town of Bern - World Heritage UNESCO

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    • 17/03/2018

  • Arno

    In the lower part of the Zytgologge is the astronomical clock

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    • 31/10/2018

  • Arno

    Clock tower with figure play, built in 1530, a landmark of Bern. Worth seeing.

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    • 08/10/2017

  • Roger

    zytgloggeClock tower with astronomical clock and carillonThe Zytglogge (berndt pronunciation [tsi (t) ˌklɔkə], also Zeitglockenturm) is a medieval clock tower with a well-known astronomical clock and carillon in the city of Bern, Switzerland.
    Zytglogge from the Kramgasse (2006). Zytglogge from Marktgasse. Astronomical clock and chime Clockwork Hans von Thann in the spire
    Two scenes of the carillon left the north facade with Vespasienne and in the background Minster tower top
    historyThe fortified tower was built as the western end of the main street of the 1191 founded city of Bern between 1218 and 1220. With each expansion of the city, which could only take place to the west because of the location of the old town in the Aare loop, the tower moved more into the city center, lost its function as a defense tower and was then used differently. Before the big city fire in 1405, he served as a prison. After that he was called Clock Tower - Zytgloggeturm or shortly

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    • 09/04/2019

  • Randonneur de Saxe

    Unique this old town with its old Renaissance buildings.

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    • about 7 hours ago

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Zytglogge (Zeitglockenturm) in Bern’

Location: in Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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