Astronomical Clock in Gdańsk

Next year – on April 30th we will be celebrating the 550th birthday of our Astonomical Clock in Gdansk’s St. Mary’s Church.

A conference about the Great Astronomical Clocks is planned here on that day. What a wonderful way to celebrate Birthday 🙂

HERE are some photos of the Clock I took way back in 2009, when it still worked.

It is not working anymore, it is broken, and is now silent, and dead. What a pity! To see a similar one (as far as the idea is concerned) in action one has to go to Prague. This isn’t fair, as we have such a splendid example here. However – something has moved recently. There is hope now – as on the 30th of April 2014 a conference is due to be held here. And during it – some plans for the renovation and mending are going to be revealed. Hopefully – in few years’ time we will again be pleasing our eyes with this fine example of medieval engineering 🙂


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