Prague’s astronomical clock by clockmaker Mikuláš is not only beautiful to look at, it is also one of the oldest and most detailed clocks ever manufactured. This clock on the façade of the Town Hall is one of Prague's top attractions. In addition to telling time, it also indicates the phase of the moon and the stars.
The masterpiece was installed in 1410 and reconstructed in 1490 by another clockmaker, Master Hanuš. For centuries it was believed that he was the creator of the clock until a document was found in 1961 that revealed the true story. The clock consists of 3 main components: an astronomical dial that indicates the time and the position of the sun and the moon, a dial with medallions that represents the months, and a mechanism that shows viewers the hourly procession of the Twelve Apostles.
“Legend says that Hanuš was blinded so he couldn’t duplicate his clock anywhere else”