The fascination of time – bringing time to life
Welcome to the time experience!
For 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!
The German Watch Museum Glashütte is temporarily closed. Thank you for your understanding.
The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (also on public holidays).
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays; 24th December; 1st January
Changes to opening times: 31st December 10 am to 2 pm
(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)
This is where we inform you of changes to opening times and the latest visitor figures, and give you useful tips.
Special exhibition extended until September 5, 2021
When the time came to Glashütte
Reinhard Reichel handed over his tasks to Dr. Ulf Molzahn
Dr. Ulf Molzahn in the German Watch Museum Glashütte since July 1, 2020
The displays of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz
Winding of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz
The interior lighting of the museum is becoming energy-efficient
Visitor from Niemegk in Brandenburg becomes a milestone guest
Calendar of events
There are no events at the moment.