The Fascination of Time – Bringing Time to Life

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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, December 24/25/26/31, 2024, January 1, 2025

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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The astronomical art clock

Dates for the public winding

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The displays of the astronomical art clock build by Hermann Goertz

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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

10th Antique Watch Market Glashütte


Sunday, May 18, 2025


German Watch Museum Glashütte


EUR 5.00 (subject to change)

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