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Projection Show on Prague's Astronomical Clock

21 September, 2011

Prague's Astronomical Clock Lights Up The Old Town Square

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For the next five Saturday nights, you can head to Prague’s historic Old Town Square to experience an incredible (and free) performance: a light projection show on the Old Town Hall’s world-famous Astronomical Clock tower.

The light projection, or "video mapping," is a highly-sophisticated animation that brings to life one of Prague’s most iconic landmarks. For precisely ten minutes, the tower transforms into a vast screen on which scenes of awe and history pass by in a high-tech extravaganza. Sound affects and music add to the impact. The projection was created to mark the 600th anniversary of the clock's creation in 1410.
 

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The Prague Astronomical Clock has long been a major tourist attraction. For centuries, tourists have flocked to the Old Town Square to admire this 15th-century tower's exquisite architecture and mechanical figurines that move on the hour. Despite it's much loved history, this video projection is without a doubt the most exciting thing to happen to the clock tower since the Nazis blew up the adjoining Old Town Hall during the Soviet liberation in 1945.

The schedule for the projection over the next five Saturday nights is listed below. As mentioned, each performance is 10 minutes long. Get there early to stake out a good spot and enjoy!
 


Old Town Hall
Staroměstské námesti 1


24.9      19:30 – 22:00 every half hour
1.10      19:00 – 22:00 every half hour
8.10      19:00 – 22:00 every half hour
15.10    19:00 – 22:00 every half hour
22.10    19:00 – 22:00 every half hour

 

If you can't make it to the tower in person, view a video of the light performance here: e