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Uhrturm

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Vienna, Austria.

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The Uhrturm is a watchtower that holds both a wonderful clock and one of the oldest bells in the country. It also provides one of the best views the city has to offer. It was constructed in 1560 and has been used for a variety of reasons since – to announce pending executions and the closing hour of pubs and cafes. Unlike normal clocks, the small hand is used to indicate the minutes and the large hand is used for the hours, making it easier to read.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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