The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest functioning astronomical clocks in the world and a major tourist attraction in Prague. It is mounted on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square. It was first installed in 1410, making it the Third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. Every hour, the clock puts on a unique show, known as the “Walk of the Apostles”, that draws hundreds of spectators every day. It features a sequence of animated figures, such as a skeleton, Turk and an Apostle, that emerge from the clock’s windows. Between the animated figures, several of the clock’s dials and bells move and ring. The clock also contains several astronomical dials and displays that show the current month, day, and position of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars.
The Prague Astronomical Clock is more than just a piece of history. It is a symbol of Prague’s rich cultural heritage and a reminder of the city’s importance in the development of science and technology. For centuries, it has been a source of wonder and awe for visitors from around the world. Whether you visit to admire the craftsmanship of the clock or to witness its hourly show, the Prague Astronomical Clock is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.
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