The bell tower is the beginning of the pedestrian street, where there are two or three tour groups, this is Bern very important landmark, the tower is not high, the facade design is rich, different face shapes are different.
The clock tower has a sense of fairy tales, and the two main sides have different backgrounds, including the image of a clown. There are many tour groups passing by below this place. There is also a small arch under the bell tower, which is embedded in the base.
The Bernese Clock Tower, a masterpiece of the Swiss watchmaking industry, is the most important landmark of Bern.
Under the towering green spire, a bronze bell with a diameter of 127 cm and a weight of 1,400 kg is placed. The front of the clock tower is decorated with two clocks of different sizes. In the niche on the side of the small clock face below, there are two small bronze bells, the bell ringer, the god of time-Hans, and gold. Dolls, golden roosters, and a row of bears are lifelike, vivid and interesting.
Every 5 to 10 minutes before the hour is the busiest time of the clock tower. Bustling tourists gathered in front of the clock tower to watch the "timekeeping doll show."
Just after 57 points, the show started. Next to the big bronze bell ~ the bell ringer who revolved out began to ring the bell to tell the time on the hour. In the niche ~ the god of time flips the hourglass, the dolls are jumping for joy, the golden rooster spreads its wings and screams, and the bears parade together to welcome the arrival of the new moment.
After the bell rang, the tourists left one after another.
This was founded in the 13th century the huge clock tower is the symbol of the city of Berne, is also one of the most famous sights in the old quarter. It is part of the west gate, and now see appearance is rebuilt after the fire in the 15th century. Despite repeated repairs, the old clock tower is still in the precise time, excellent mechanical technologies is really surprising. Tower has a set of multifunctional chronometer, in addition to display time, season and astrology, every four minutes before the hour or so, there will be wonderful time show the doll. Every time the little doll spinning out colorful clock tower at the top of the time, have attracted a large number of visitors to a stop.
Zytglogge was built around 1218–20, the Zytglogge served as the gate tower of Bern's western fortifications. These were erected after the city's first westward expansion following its de facto independence from the Empire. At that time, the Zytglogge was a squat building of only 16 metres (52 ft) in height. When the rapid growth of the city and the further expansion of the fortifications (up to the Käfigturm) relegated the tower to second-line status at around 1270–75, it was heightened by 7 metres (23 ft) to overlook the surrounding houses.Only after the city's western defences were extended again in 1344–46 up to the now-destroyed Christoffelturm, the Zytglogge was converted to a women's prison, notably housing Pfaffendirnen – "priests' whores", women convicted of sexual relations with clerics. At this time, the Zytglogge also received its first slanted roof.
It is a magic box in the fairy tale world.
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