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Anker clock

Time and History Come Together with this Remarkable Creation

The Anker Clock (Ankeruhr) was created by the famed painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch between the years 1911 and 1914 and represents a typical Art Nouveau design. It is located in the northern part of the inner city in the Hoher Markt (High Market).

Anker clock Vienna

The magnificent sculpture forms a bridge between two administrative buildings of the Anker Insurance Company‘s structure. Over the course of 12 hours, on the hour, one of twelve famous historical figures or pairs of figures, made out of copper, move across the bridge accompanied by appropriate and historically relevant music.

Above the heads of the figures you see the hour in Roman numerals with a scale above that telling the minutes. In addition, the clock is decorated with mosaic ornaments.

Some of the figures featured on the clock include Joseph Haydn, medieval lyricist Walther von der Vogelweide, Empress Maria Theresa and Prince Eugen of Savoya.

Every day at noon you can experience the highlight of this unique structure, when all of the figures come out together at the same time for a parade accompanied by an assortment of the different music styles. Finally, seasonally at 5PM and 6PM the remarkable clock features Christmas Carols.

Anker clock (Ankeruhr) in Vienna old City


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