German Clock Museum

The German Clock Museum (Deutsche Uhrenmuseum) is located next to the Furtwangen University Furtwangen campus in the Black Forest, in the traditional centre of clock making. Admission for all members and students of the university is free. The 150-year-old collection of Black Forest Clocks is the most extensive of its kind in the world. It allows fascinating insights at the history, tradition and culture of the Black Forest region.

Foreign clocks have been part of the collection since the early 19th century and purchases by the state of Baden-Württemberg, notably the collection of Mr. Hellmut Kienzle in 1975, have added to the international collection. The current collection also focuses on quartz clocks and everyday clocks. With more that 8,000 items, the collection presents a multi-faceted and international picture of the phenomenon that is time.

Entrance to the museum is free of charge for members of the university and students.


Opening hours

German Clock Museum (I23085-1)

Open Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Mondays

April - October: 9.00am to 6.00pm
November - March: 10.00am to 5.00pm


Contact details

Deutsches Uhrenmuseum
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen
Phone 07723 920-2800
Fax 07723 920-2120