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Rostock astronomical clock

History and museums
astronomical clock, landmark, sightseeing

The Rostock astronomical clock is a fifteenth-century astronomical clock in St. Mary's Church, Rostock.

History and description

The astronomical clock was built in 1472 by Hans Düringer, a clockmaker from Nuremberg. It consists of three partitions:

  • Top: Apostle-go-round giving an hourly performance of the apostles crossing before Jesus for a blessing before entry into eternal bliss, and the last, Judas, is shut out
  • Middle: Clock with daily time, zodiac, moon phases, and month;
  • Bottom: Calendar, which is valid until 2017.

The medieval clock is the only one of its kind still in working condition with its original clockworks.

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