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Ankeruhr (Anchor Clock)



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The Anker Clock is like a big music box at the house of Helvetia Insurance (formerly Anchor Insurance) at Hoher Markt found at the center of Vienna. The Anker Clock is one of the most outstanding works of Art Nouveau and is a popular tourist attraction.


The Anker Clock is a bridge-like connection between the two parts of the building.  It was built on 22 August 1914. The "Uhrbr├╝cke" has a span of ten meters and a height of 7.5 meters. The clock itself has a diameter of four meters. It was built between the years 1911 and 1914 according to the plans of Art Nouveau painter Franz Matsch. It is a tribute to famous personalities of Viennese history. The clock has figures reproduced as copper and have a Roman numeral for the hour on the head, while the minute indicator goes through a horizontal scale.

The  clock is to be found #1, Hoher Markt 10/11 Vienna- get off the Schwedenplatz station and walk up your way to Stephansdom but turn right two streets actually. Oh my, I'll provide a map, that's easier!
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