There is a wonderful clock in the Zimmer Square in Lier. The Centenary clock has one large dial in the centre (1.5 m diameter). This dial shows the exact time (GMT+1, during daylight saving time GMT+2 is used instead). The twelve dials around the centre dial show the following (starting from the dial in the 2 'o clock position and... 更多
Thirteen dials can be viewed from the outside, including the lunar faces, the Zodiac, tides of the sea, .. Inside of the tower, 44 more dials can be observed. Every day at high noon exactly, an extra can be seen. Closed on Mondays, and a small admission fee is applicable.
We were looking around for a tall tower, dominating the skyline, until we actually found it. It's a robust tower but all credits go to the hour piece. Both tower and clock are very well-preserved. It's worth the wait to see the sculptures on the (south) side of the building come to life. Impressive!
Lier is a lovely little town and this clock exemplifies it too. In the square there are several simple cafes and restaurants so to sit in the sun and watch the world is very relaxing.
It is a nice tower to visit, a nice tower to walk around and a nice tower to watch when you are going for a beer on one of the terraces on het zimmerplein
We were walking around town and this Clock Tower was quite interesting. It was so ornate with all kinds of information like the seasons, tides, and zodiac/moon signs. Something I never seen before...if you are in the area, you should definitely go take a look.
I love Belgium, it's a beautiful, quirky little country that's bursting with personality. Lier is a gorgeous little town and inside of it is this, delightfully eccentric clock tower. The tower is apparently part of the old fortifications from the 1400s and later around the 1800s an astronomer (Zimmer) decided he wanted to fit a clock face onto the side... 更多
Belgium has its hidden charm. Lier is the gem and the Zimmer Tower is the sparkle of that gem. Enjoy the view in good weather from one of the restaurants close by and be mesmerized by the beauty of the colours while listening to the carillion bells.