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Zimmer Tower

Zimmer Tower


Zimmer Tower


Zimmer Tower

Lier's Zimmer Tower was originally part of the 14th century city fortifications. Since 1930 the tower houses the famous Jubilee clock made by Louis Zimmer. The clock consists out of one large dial in the centre, showing the exact time and 12 dials around the centre. These 12 dials show the zodiac, the solar orb and dominical letter, the weekdays, the terrestrial globe, the months, the dates, the seasons, the tides, the moon's age, the phases of the moon and the moon's orbit with epact.

The four figures on the right side of the tower(last photo) represent the four seasons as phases of human life. Every day at 12 o'clock a hatch under theses figures opens, showing a parade of Belgian personalities between 1830 and 1930.

View location in Lier, Belgium.


2 comments:

That clock tower certainly looks something. I am not surprised that it has become quite a popular tourist destination for many, since I has many interesting features.

I love those clocks! This one is quite impressive...