Stars are a source of fascination for both adults and children, who marvel at them in wonder. Stars have had a deeper meaning for humans since time immemorial. The Egyptians aligned their pyramids towards them, the Incas were closely linked with them and seafarers used the constellations to safely find their way back to land. Lutz Gärten from Zumikon has used the stars as inspiration for the winter attire of our floral clock and has captured a star for passers-by to admire.
The famous flower clock at Bürkliplatz, which Beyer presented to the City of Zurich in 1985, is once again showing itself in its resplendent spring colours. The clock comprises a 70kg heavy, radio-controlled movement with a cast iron case, set in a raised concrete plinth. The face measures five metres in diameter and is a popular photo subject among tourists.