Weltzeituhr 3.5 rating


Built in 1969, the 16-ton communist-era Urania World Clock on Alexanderplatz shows the time in different zones around the world. It comprises a 2.7 metre column with an atlas mosaic, atop which sits a 24 faceted cylinder, each aluminum face representing a time zone and inscribed with major cities in the zone. In the middle of the band is the rotating hour ring, which was originally driven by the converted gearbox of a Trabant, but has been replaced by a more advanced mechanism. On top of the world clock is a simplified model of the solar system which revolves once every minute. The ground around the Weltzeituhr shows a compass rose.



About Weltzeituhr

 Dircksenstraße 8, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany


Weltzeituhr and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall(2.2 km)
Little is left of the Berlin Wall at its original site, which was destroyed almost everywhere when Germany was reunified in 1989.

Neues Museum

Neues Museum(1 km)
The Neues Museum or New Museum on Berlin’s Museuminsel stands as a monument to 19th century art appreciation, museum design and technological innovation.

Neue Kirche

Neue Kirche(1.7 km)
The Neue Kirche, also known as Deutscher Dom, is one of the 3 buildings of the ‘trinity ensemble’ in the Gendarmenmarkt square, along with the Französische Dom and the Konzerthaus.

Hanf Museum

Hanf Museum(0.6 km)
The Hemp Museum in Berlin is dedicated to the hemp plant, covering its cultivation, harvesting, and the processing of its different parts for use in various products.


Neptunbrunnen(0.4 km)
Neptunbrunnen is a bronze fountain by Reinhold Begas, built in 1891 as a present from the city of Berlin to the Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Rotes Rathaus

Rotes Rathaus(0.4 km)

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum(1.2 km)
The Pergamon Museum is partially closed for renovation until 2019.

Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie(1 km)
The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on Berlin’s Museum Island is a part of the Berlin National Gallery, displaying artwork mainly from the 19th century, ranging from the idealism of early Neoclassicism and Romanticism to the great European movements of Impressionism and Symbolism, including Biedermeier and early Modernism.

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