Monday, June 04, 2007

Weltzeituhr, Alexanderplatz

The World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) is one of the Alexanderplatz's most well-known features. It was constructed in 1969, is 10 metres tall and is weighing 16 tonnes. It features a revolving cylinder with the world's 24 time zones bearing the names of major cities in each zone. The mechanism is constructed in a way which enables the current time in each zone to be read.

The world clock is a popular meeting point for the colourful crowd. Since the end of my stay in Berlin is near, I am looking at the clock dreaming of a next place to stay …