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, 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.

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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An empty clock cabinet

Astronomical art clock under revision

Anyone who has wanted to visit the astronomical art clock in the German Watch Museum in Glashütte in the past few weeks had to discover that the monumental clock case…
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…

Calendar Sheet 07.12.1845

When the time came to Glashütte

It was exactly 175 years ago that fifteen young apprentices began their apprenticeship as watchmakers here in Glashütte in the winter of 1845. Under the leadership of master watchmaker Ferdinand…

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

8th Antique Watch Market Glashütte


Sunday, May 14, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm


German Watch Museum Glashütte


EUR 4.50

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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