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  1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Bern
  3. Bern

Bern: Zytglogge - Tour through the Clock Tower

Product ID: 45582
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Visit the Zytglogge, the famous clock tower, and experience a tour of the first Western city gate (1218 - 1256) in Bern's old city. Visit the clockwork and follow a puppet show step by step.
About this activity
Duration 45 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the Zytglogge in the old city of Bern and learn more about the impressive tower from the 1300s
  • Discover the first Western city gate and enjoy an incredible view of everything from the city to the Alps
  • Admire the golden inner workings of the clock and see an incredible puppet show
Full description
Conceived in the 1300s, the clock tower is one of the remainders of Bern's first city walls. For over 600 years, the clock has struck on the hour. Inside, time seems to stand still and cool solitude awaits.

The reliable ticks of the Middle Age technology impart a steadiness to visitors. Approximately 130 steps to the top of the spiral staircase lead you to a lookout platform. From here, see the roofs of the old city and maybe even the Alps.

Visit the clockwork with your guide and follow the puppet show step by step until the famous rooster crows.
  • 50-minute tour with guide

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Meeting point

Zytglogge (Clock Tower) on the side near the Kramgasse, Bern

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Important information
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• The tour takes place in one or two languages
• Please note your preferred language when booking
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Product ID: 45582