The fascination of time – bringing time to life
Welcome to the time experience!
For 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!
welcome back! The team of the German Watch Museum Glashütte is looking forward to you. After registration your visit is possible again.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday (also on public holidays)
Time Slots: 9:30 am; 11:30 am; 1:30 pm; 3:30 pm
Your visit is limited to 1,5 hour. Please note the current Corona Protection Ordinance of Saxony and the general ruling of district Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge.
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays; 24th December; 1st January
Changes to opening times: 31st December 10 am to 2 pm
(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)
This is where we inform you of changes to opening times and the latest visitor figures, and give you useful tips.
When the time came to Glashütte
Reinhard Reichel handed over his tasks to Dr. Ulf Molzahn
Dr. Ulf Molzahn in the German Watch Museum Glashütte since July 1, 2020
The displays of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz
Winding of the Astronomical Art Clock build by Hermann Goertz
The interior lighting of the museum is becoming energy-efficient
Visitor from Niemegk in Brandenburg becomes a milestone guest
Calendar of events
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