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!

Opening Hours

Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (also on public holidays)

Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Please note, the museum will be closed from  December 23, 2023 – December 26, 2023 and from December 30, 2023 – January 1, 2024.

Special Opening Hours:
Monday, October 2, 2023, 10 am to 5pm
Day of German Unity, October 3, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Monday, October 30, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Reformation Day, October 31, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Day of Prayer and Repentance, November 22, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm

Guided tours possible with prior reservation (also on Tuesdays for bigger groups)

Please note our current hygiene information.

Visitor address:
Schillerstraße 3a
01768 Glashütte/Saxony



Adults7 €
(pupils, students, trainees, 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 €


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Watch Museum on it´s way in Dresden

Special advertisement on the occasion of the anniversary

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the German Watch Museum Glashütte a tramcar of the “Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG” was equipped with a special advertisement. This tram has been…

Two centenarians in Glashütte

The new exihibition in the foyer of the German Watch Museum Glashütte

2023 is the year of anniversaries in the German Watch Museum Glashütte. The museum itself celebrates its 15th anniversary and even the museum building, which formerly was the German School…

A looking back

at the 8th Antique Watch Market

Glashütte celebrated and how! In nice spring weather, a very big number of visitors came this year to the town of watches to have a look at the varied programme…
Berthold Kege und sein Enkel Laurent Kegel zu Besuch im Uhrenmuseum

170 years in family ownership

A watch tells a very special story

In the past special exhibition “Glashütte Watches – How it all began”, a pocket watch was shown that tells a special piece of family history. The current owner and lender…

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…

Calendar of events

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