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The beautiful and unique Ankeruhr (Anker Clock) overlooks the oldest square in Vienna, the Hoher Markt (Upper Market). The clock - built between 1911 and 1917 in the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style - forms a bridge between two buildings; it is adorned with with mosaic ornaments. Over the course of 12 hours, 12 historical figures or pairs of figures move across the bridge. Every day at noon, all of the figures parade to the accompaniment of music.
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