Brno Astronomical Clock


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Brno Astronomical Clock

A Swedish general who laid siege on the city of Brno towards the end of the 30 Year War was faced with a stalemate and, one day, promised the city of Brno to lift the siege if the city would not fall until noon the same day. Residents of Brno decided to turn the clock so it would read noon an hour early, and the general kept his promise. In memory of this occurrence, the Astronomical clock has been installed, which releases a stream of marbles every day at 11 o'clock: these are sought-after souvenirs.

Do & See

In the town centre, easy and fun to explore on foot, tourists can enjoy great museums, historical venues and other interesting sites. Brno is also a very green city with lots of parks and lakes where visitors can chill out and just forget about everyday life.