The German Clock Museum in Furtwangen

You can't even imagine how many different watches exist in the world! Starting from huge ones that may take up an entire wall of a room, to ones that can only be studied with a magnifying glass. There are even clocks that play beautiful music and have a puppet show every half an hour!

To see these wonders, one has to go to the German Clock Museum in Furtwangen (Das Deutsche Uhrenmuseum, Furtwangen). It is only half an hour's drive from B?rzaine (Freiburg im Breisgau).

The Museum's collection has been accumulated throughout 160 years and it has more than 8000 different timepieces of various age and size from all over the world. About 1000 of them are available for closer inspection. It is a journey through time - starting from observation of the sun in the sky, up to the precise time ticking in our watches. The huge diversity of the pocket, wrist, wall, table and huge watches is astonishing. One may get dazzled with all the walls covered with traditional, world famous German cuckoo clocks - masterpieces of the old masters.

The museum also has simple clock mechanisms without a beautiful frame surrounding it. You can also try to catch the moment when a clock strikes an hour – it plays a melody and its mechanism can be observed in action.

Throughout the year both - permanent and thematic exhibitions can be seen. Guide services are also available.

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Entrance fees:
Entrance ticket - €6, but there are various discounts for children, students, families, the disabled, seniors and groups. In addition, on the first Sunday of each month the guide services are free of charge.

Visitor hours:
From April to October - daily from 9.00 to 18.00;
From November to March - every day from 10.00 to 17.00.

More information can be found on the official website!

Phone number +49 (0) 7723 - 920 2800
Address: Robert Gerwig-Platz 1, D-78120 Furtwangen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Coordinates: 48 (051098) 8 208303

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Updated March 2, 2019