German Clock Museum in Furtwangen

astronomical clock
Photo: An astronomical clock with a celestial globe, terrestrial globe and calendar from the year 1800

Information in brief


The German Clock Museum contains exhibits of a most diverse origin. These include a stone age calendar, atomic clock, baroque altar clock, simple kitchen timers, time-punch machine, the first radio-controlled wristwatch by Junghans, cuckoo clocks and much more besides. The individual objects are described in detail, and correlations and developments are also closely examined.

merry-go-round organ
Photo: A merry-go-round organ with punched-card control
Pocket watches
Photo: Pocket watches from the 18th/19th century