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“Interesting "folk" heliocentric clock”
Review of Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock
Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Olomouc
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Not as nice as the one in Prague (=which is under reconstruction currently) but still very interesting. Shame is that it is not moving very much every hour but only at noon when the rooster signals its 12:00 and than the clock plays for 7 minutes. It is the only heliocentric astronomical clock in Europe and maybe the only one showing "social realism scenes". In the lower part is a calendar showing birthdays of "important" people from the comunist era such as Stalin and Gottwald (Czechoslovak president). The best is to come at noon as mentioned previously.

Thank Huskice
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I wish it was working, but still great to look at. Read up in the fascinating history of how the saints were replaced with comrades.

Thank Sojourner_mom
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We went to see the noontime show in the square which was pretty cool. The Communist propaganda added to clock was pretty humorous. Since the astronomical clock Prague is under renovation this will be your only chance to see a timepiece like this in the Czech Republic.

Thank swlcolo
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing to envy to the one in Prague. Was in maintenance but anyway worth to visit, the whole area it’s pretty.

Thank Rafagome
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The medieval workers have been changed for Soviet era. The 12 o clock show is pathetic and the cock crow sounds like it's being strangled

Thank Antonyh1952
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