On Friday, 10 November 2023, the 500,000th guest visited the German Watch Museum Glashütte since it opened in 2008. To be more precise, it was two visitors. For Marion Tappert and Ursula Kutschki from the nearby city of Rabenau, it was a big surprise when they were informed of this happy news at the museum’s reception. They accepted the congratulations of museum director Dr Ulf Molzahn and the entire museum team as well as an invitation to a guided tour of the exhibition. Incidentally, this was Mrs Tappert’s second visit to the German Watch Museum. But it was not only the tour of the museum that prompted the two ladies to visit the watchmaking town. They also had two Glashütte watches with them that were due to be overhauled. The watch museum is also the right address for this. Older Glashütte watches can be overhauled and restored in the historic workshop of the Glashütte Original manufactory, which is located in the museum.
As luck would have it, the anniversary visit took place in the anniversary year of the watch museum. The German Watch Museum Glashütte was officially opened 15 years ago, on 22 May 2008. Since then, the museum has become a popular destination for watch connoisseurs as well as excursionists, holidaymakers and families. Many of the watch companies based in Glashütte also regularly use the exhibition to familiarise their guests with Glashütte’s watchmaking history. In addition to numerous domestic guests, almost eight per cent of visitors since 2008 have come from abroad, primarily from Austria, China, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. In total, more than 120 countries of origin have already been recorded in the visitor statistics. The team at the German Watch Museum Glashütte would like to express its thanks for this great response and is highly motivated to tackle future projects.
Museum director Dr Ulf Molzahn with the two anniversary guests Marion Tappert (left) and Ursula Kutschki (right)
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German Watch Museum Glashütte
Schillerstraße 3 a, 01768 Glashütte/Saxony
Telephone: +49 (0) 35 053 / 46 12 107