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!

Opening Hours

Due to the corona pandemic the German Watch Museum Glashütte is temporarily closed for public.

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

 

Visitor address:
Schillerstraße 3a
01768 Glashütte/Saxony
Germany

Prices

 

Adults7 €
Reductions
(pupils, students, trainees, seniors, persons with severe disabilities, unemployed persons)
4,50 €
Children until 6 years of agefree
Family Ticket Maxi
(2 adults and children until 16 years)
15 €
Family Ticket Mini
(1 adult and children until 16 years)
12 €
Groups of more than 10 persons
(price per person)
4,50 €

News

This is where we inform you of changes to opening times and the latest visitor figures, and give you useful tips.

Museum temporarily closed

Inquiries are still possible

Due to the corona pandemic the German Watch Museum Glashütte is temporarily closed for the public. Guided tours and other education programs are cancelled for the moment. We thank you…

Glashütte Watches – How it all began

New special exhibition opened up

On September 18, 2020, the new special exhibition in the German Watch Museum Glashütte was opened. On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Glashütte watch industry, which is…

Watch Museum again offers guided tours

Appointments are possible every Monday and Tuesday

Starting from August 2020, the German Watch Museum Glashütte will again offer guided tours through its exhibition for closed visitor groups. In the first place, these are possible after advance…

Future museum director presents himself

Dr. Ulf Molzahn in the German Watch Museum Glashütte since July 1, 2020

On July 1, 2020, Dr. Ulf Molzahn started his new job as future museum director at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. As of September 1, 2020, he will take over…

A lot to discover on the dial

The displays of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz

After the winding of the Astronomical Art Clock built by Hermann Goertz, which we have shown in an earlier video, we now want to explain the dial of the clock…

Focusing on a masterpiece

Winding of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz

It is one of the most impressive and important pieces of the exhibition of the German Watch Museum: the Astronomical Art Clock built by Hermann Goertz. A watchmaker winds up…

The museum in a new light

The interior lighting of the museum is becoming energy-efficient

Thanks to the support of the Europäisches Förderungsprogramm zur Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums (EPLR – European support programme for developing rural areas), the “German Watch Museum Glashütte – Nicolas G.…

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We are temporarily closed!

Due to the corona pandemic the German Watch Museum Glashütte is temporarily closed.

For further information and requests you can reach us from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm by telephone +49 (0) 35 053 46 12 102 or e-mail info@uhrenmuseum-glashuette.com.

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