Bern’s Clock Tower (Zytglogge)

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.

It is the landmark of the city of Bern: the Clock Tower (Zytglogge). On the hour, many people gather in front of the Clock Tower to watch the clock mechanism from the 16th century perform its unique spectacle.

On our tour, you can experience this spectacle from up close. From inside the Clock Tower, you can follow the clock’s movements step by step, from its mechanical figures to the cock’s famous third crow. On top of all that, you can enjoy the wonderful view over the capital’s streets and rooftops.

Renovation work February through June 2018

From Monday, February 5, 2018, the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) will be undergoing extensive renovations. This includes restoring the roof and facades, and the astrolabe is also in need of refurbishment. The Zytglogge will be entirely scaffolded and covered with a printed scaffold net for the duration of the work. The work will take around four months and is expected to be completed in early June 2018. Tours inside the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) can continue unaffected, but a few individual adjustments may have to be made as a result of construction work.

  • Public City Tours
    Tour available 01.04. - 31.10. daily
    01.11 - 31.03 every Saturday
    26.12. - 31.12. daily
    Beginn 14:30
    Treffpunkt Clock Tower (Zytglogge), Kramgasse side
    Dauer 50 minutes
    Preis Adults CHF 15.-
    Children (age 6-16) CHF 7.50
    Students CHF 10.-
    Sprachen German, English, French
    Bemerkungen Max. 20 persons per group

    Due to the limited number of participants and the offer of languages, advanced reservations are recommended: +41 31 328 12 12 or book online.

  • Tours for Groups
    Tour available Year-round
    Starting time Every half-hour (xx:30), by individual arrangement
    Meeting point Clock Tower (Zytglogge), Kramgasse side
    Duration 50 minutes
    Price CHF 150.00 per group
    Languages DE / EN / FR / IT / ES / RU / KR / CN / JP
    Note Max. 20 persons per guide

    Sales and assistance at +41 31 328 12 12 or book online.

  • City Tours Bern

    Bahnhofplatz 10a
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 328 12 12


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