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Schützenbrunnen and Marktgasse
Switzerland

The viewing position is nearby the Schützenbrunnen in the Marktgasse in the old city of Bern. Visible in the distance is the  Zytglogge which is the landmark medieval clock tower in the Old City of Bern. It has existed since about 1218-1220 and is one of the most recognisable symbols of Bern. The name Zyglogge is Bernese German and translates as Zeitglocke in Standard German or time bell in English. A "time bell" was one of the earliest public timekeeping devices, consisting of a clockwork connected to a hammer that rang a small bell at every full hour. The Zytglogge clock is one of the three oldest clocks in Switzerland. (excerpt form wikipedia)

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