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: Monday and Tuesday, Dezember 24/25/31, 2023, January 1, 2024
Special Opening Hours:
Good Friday, April 7, 2023 10 am to 17 pm
Easter Saturday, April 8, 2023 10 am to 17 pm
Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 10 am to 17 pm
Easter Monday, April 10, 2023 10 am to 17 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 to Sunday, April 16, 2023 open daily from 10 am to 17 pm
May 1, 2023 10 am to 17 pm
Guided tours possible with prior reservation (also on Tuesdays for bigger groups)
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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170 years in family ownership
A watch tells a very special story
Calendar Sheet 07.12.1845
When the time came to Glashütte
A lot to discover on the dial
The displays of the astronomical art clock build by Hermann Goertz
Focusing on a masterpiece
Winding of the astronomical art clock build by Hermann Goertz
Calendar of events
8th Antique Watch Market Glashütte
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
German Watch Museum Glashütte
Historical watches of all types and regions, tolls, spare parts, equipment of all kinds and literature can be admired, bought and sold A special supporting program for the whole...
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