Zurich’s Largest Clock Face

Zurich is famous for the largest clock face of Europe. The steeple of the St. Peter’s church has the largest clock face. It measures a diameter of 8.7 meters and built in 1534.

Click for a complete List of biggest clock faces.

The Fraumünster abbey of Zurich nearby too has a huge clock face with interesting patterns on the hands of the clock.

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28 Responses

  1. ladyfi says:

    So lovely – and big!

  2. Carver says:

    Great shots of the fascinating clock.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Terrific capture, Indrani! And what a great clock!! With my aging eyesight I need a really BIG clock!! Enjoy your week!


  4. EG Wow says:

    I bet the clock can be seen and read from a great distance!

  5. Great shots and clock 🙂

  6. they make great watches right, so I don't get surprised if they have the largest. although i never heard of this honor before.

  7. Gary says:

    I'm still enjoying your tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. As Sylvia said, the bigger the better! These are lovely to look at and practical, indeed, when one has lost track of time. 🙂

  9. What a great clock, Indrani, and what a wonderful tour you are taking us on.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. That's a huge clock face. I bet one can see it from a long ways.

  11. Amazing clock face . Thanks for the virtual tour .

  12. It's an exquisite beauty!

  13. Tes says:

    So big! Interesting! 🙂

  14. Anu says:

    Beautiful!! had no idea there was even such a list… and that too such a long one!

  15. alicesg says:

    It is a very beautiful clock. Fantastic.

  16. snowwhite says:

    Wonderful shot! I didn't know there are such a big clock face and the intersting list. Thanks for your great information. Have a wonderful day!

  17. Ishtar says:

    A beautiful tower with beautiful details!

  18. intersting captures and wonderful post

  19. arabesque says:

    i actually have a necklace with this inspired design. ^0^
    beautiful clock tower.
    i also like the detailed-like gargoyle on the side.

  20. Pietro says:

    Beautiful images of the clock, so interesting.

  21. 8.7 metres in diameter, huh? I could do with a new bedroom clock…hmmm.

  22. Jeevan says:

    Excellent and very clearly captured the Beauty of the clock.

  23. Reader Wil says:

    How enormous! I can hardly imagine what it must be if I stood in front of it on the same level.The one in Teheran is also huge and very colourful.
    Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for yopur visit. I shall try to do like you and eat three times a week vegetarian food. It is true that this is a lot healthier than eating meat.

  24. Rajesh says:

    Great looking clocks.

  25. RNSANE says:

    I always got a kick out of Switzerland's clocks – so many of them and not a second late! And the bells ringing on Sundays, hundreds of them!

  26. yogi Saraswat says:

    It is working Indrani ji ?

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