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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 14th-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... 
    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. 
    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 »
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  • You cannot miss this, please visit the clock tower from inside, it has clocks with all the time zones! The tower and whole city is filled with beauty and history. Take a walk along the canals and the old lanes of Lier 😊
  • If you are into Astrology or Horoscope then this is the place you must visit. A beautiful tower looks like from medieval era and in surroundings you have multiples Bar & resto to enjoy. Parking are almost full here but you can always find one nearby.

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