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!

Opening Hours

Dear Guests,
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

 

Visitor address:
Schillerstraße 3a
01768 Glashütte/Saxony
Germany

Prices

 

Adults7 €
Reductions
(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 €

News

This is where we inform you of changes to opening times and the latest visitor figures, and give you useful tips.

Glashütte Watches – How it all began

Special exhibition extended until September 5, 2021

On September 18, 2020, the new special exhibition in the German Watch Museum Glashütte was opened. On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Glashütte watch industry, which is…

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…

Future museum director presents himself

Dr. Ulf Molzahn in the German Watch Museum Glashütte since July 1, 2020

On July 1, 2020, Dr. Ulf Molzahn started his new job as future museum director at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. As of September 1, 2020, he will take over…

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…

The museum in a new light

The interior lighting of the museum is becoming energy-efficient

Thanks to the support of the Europäisches Förderungsprogramm zur Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums (EPLR – European support programme for developing rural areas), the “German Watch Museum Glashütte – Nicolas G.…

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Welcome back!

The team of the German Watch Museum Glashütte is looking forward to you.
After registration your visit is possible again.

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Please note the new time slots. Your visit is limited to 1,5 hour.