Rostock astronomical clock

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Rostock Astronomical Clock

The Rostock astronomical clock is a fifteenth-century astronomical clock in St. Mary's Church, Rostock.

History and description[edit]

The astronomical clock was built in 1472[1] by Hans Düringer, a clockmaker from Nuremberg. It consists of three partitions:

  • Top: Apostle-go-round giving an hourly performance of the apostles crossing before Jesus for a blessing before entry into eternal bliss, and the last, Judas, is shut out [2]
  • Middle: Clock with daily time, zodiac, moon phases, and month;
  • Bottom: Calendar, which is valid until 2017.

The medieval clock is the only one of its kind still in working condition with its original clockworks.


  1. ^ Europe on a shoestring. Vivek Wagle. 2003. ISBN 1740593146
  2. ^ "Wernermunde, Germany - Rostock, Germany Travel Blog". Retrieved 2013-08-07. 

Coordinates: 54°05′22″N 12°08′19″E / 54.0895°N 12.1386°E / 54.0895; 12.1386