Guided tour of Bern’s Clock Tower (Zytglogge)

The 13th-century tower, a remnant of the first city wall, greets you in all its majesty. For over 600 years, the bell has been faithfully ringing in the hours. But in its interior, time seems to be standing still. Coolness and calm await you.

The faithful ticking of the medieval movement is your constant companion. The approximately 130 steps of the spiral staircase (some of which are quite worn) lead up to the observation platform. From here you can enjoy a view over the roofs of the Old Town, stretching all the way to the Alps in good weather.

Together we’ll view the clockwork and follow the performance of the clockwork figures step for step, all the way to the famous third crow of the rooster. Join us for this unforgettable experience.

The perfect gift for collectors
You are looking for a suitable souvenir of your visit in the Clocktower? Order the clay model of the clocktower (Zytglogge), which can be used as a light- and incensehouse, at

Tour available:
Start time: Every half-hour (xx:30), by individual arrangement
Meeting point: Clock Tower (Zytglogge), Kramgasse side
Duration: 50 minutes
 CHF 150.00 per group
Express surcharge: CHF 50.00 when booked less than
48 hours in advance
Languages: DE / EN / FR / IT / ES / RU / KR / CN / JP
Note: Max. 20 persons per guide

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