We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Astronomical Clock

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Horni namesti, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number:
+420 585 513 385
Website
Description:

This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless...

This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 274 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
A Communist legacy for the town

This is a traditional-looking astronomical clock but with a difference as the figurines are all modern workers set in a background of more community era figures. The action is as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan S
,
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 121: English reviews
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a traditional-looking astronomical clock but with a difference as the figurines are all modern workers set in a background of more community era figures. The action is as one would expect. Very beautifully presented and worth waiting to see the clock in action.

Helpful?
Thank Alan S
Berlin
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is interesting and unique: a mid-20th century astronomical clock showing the values of socialism. At noon, workers, peasants, teachers etc. will move around on their way to building a better future.

Helpful?
Thank martin_berlin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This clock is great attraction for tourist and my favorite part in Olomouc main square. Be sure to be there at midday (12:00), since its the only hour when you can see the full "dance" of the clock.

Helpful?
Thank Augustė G
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Beautiful clock attached to the townhall. It is near the Holy Trinity column and the tourist information centre.

Helpful?
Thank cocoloui
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a bike tour in the small town of Olomouc and one stop that we had was in the center and I saw the astronomical clock and it just wonderful how they maintain the clock.

Helpful?
Thank Thoreen Deniega H
Level Contributor
19 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The main square of Town Olomouc is full of activities, music and stands with various Christmas arts and gifts. Tremendous atmosphere, happy and nice people everywhere.

Helpful?
Thank Sune E
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Please take your time and wait for the performance. You will amazed by how communism could combine time,power and history into a landmark like this.

Helpful?
Thank tabrisk
Heraklion, Greece
Level Contributor
73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It's worth a visit there. Beautiful clock and nice sounds. If you go therecyou should see this!!!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Mixalis I
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a lovely thing to do in the evening while in Prague. The atmosphere is lovely and its amazing how this clock works after all of these years. You can also go up the tower and take in the amazing view. 100% recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Aoife D
East Midlands
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

the astronomical clock is part of the old town hall in olomouc's main square and although in this ancient setting it is clearly communist in design. the whole square is of great interest and crowds can be seen forming to watch the chiming at given hours.

Helpful?
Thank andreweastmidlands

Travellers who viewed Astronomical Clock also viewed

Olomouc, Olomouc Region
 
Olomouc, Olomouc Region
Olomouc, Olomouc Region
 

Been to Astronomical Clock? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Astronomical Clock staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?