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Zimmer Tower, Lier

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The Zimmer tower (Dutch: Zimmertoren) is a tower in Lier, Belgium, also known as the Cornelius tower, that was originally a keep of Lier's fourteenth century city fortifications. In 1930, astronomer and clockmaker Louis Zimmer (1888–1970) built the Jubilee (or Centenary) Clock, which is displayed on the front of the tower, and consists of 12 clocks encircling a central one with 57 dials. These clocks showed time on all continents, phases of the moons, times of tides and many other periodic phenomena.

In 1980 the tower became a state-protected monument.

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  • The original building was built around 1425 as part of the original fortifications. Louis Zimmer donated a clock. This clock displays may thing besides the time in different locations there is time...  more »
  • One of the Touristic highlights of the beatiful town of Lier. The tower is located on a cozy square with quite a number of pubs and food serving localities.  more »
  • Much smaller in the flesh than the pictures make it out to be, but it's a fascinating landmark in a lovely old town. Well worth the visit.
  • Protected monument, a tower with 12 clocks that surround another central one, showing times in different time zones, moon phases..

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