The Fascination of Time – Bringing Time to Life
Welcome to the time experience!
For more than 175 years, Glashütte has been an important centre for the German art of watchmaking. With its development, the town located south of Dresden is one of the most exciting scenes of German economic history. You can experience this history and the fascinating world of mechanical timekeeping at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. The permanent exhibition, set up chronologically, uses multimedia to give an insight into the eventful history of the Glashütte watch industry, from its beginnings in 1845 up to the present day. Individuals and companies are explored in striking ways through the use of unique exhibits and archive documents. Varying special exhibitions take place alongside this, focusing thematically on an era, an individual or a product from Glashütte watch history. Talks, initiatives and a range of family-friendly events accompany the exhibitions throughout the year. Experience an interesting and extraordinary journey through time, through the many different facets of timekeeping and watchmaking in Glashütte.
We look forward to your visit to the German Watch Museum Glashütte!
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (also on public holidays)
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as on 24th December, 1st January
Changed opening hours: 31st December 10 am to 2 pm
Guided tours possible with prior reservation (also on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Please note our current hygiene information.
(pupils, students, trainees, persons with severe disabilities, unemployed persons)
|Children until 6 years of age||free|
|Family Ticket Maxi |
(2 adults and children until 16 years)
|Family Ticket Mini |
(1 adult and children until 16 years)
|Groups of more than 10 persons|
(price per person)
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Interesting facts about the change to summer time in the watch museum
Astronomical art clock under revision
A watch tells a very special story
When the time came to Glashütte
The displays of the astronomical art clock build by Hermann Goertz
Winding of the astronomical art clock build by Hermann Goertz
Calendar of events
Until further notice
Exhibition in the foyer
New foyer exhibition in the German Watch Museum
At the end of May, a new foyer exhibition opened at the German Watch Museum in Glashütte It presents an impressive clock that has not been on public display for several decades...