In the 19th century, Glashütte underwent a structural economic transformation with state support from silver ore mining to the watch-making industry, world-famous today. The commitment of Ferdinand Adolph Langes (1815-1875) was particularly important to this transformation. The watch-making works as a post-mining industry continues to shape the town’s economy today. The head office of the company Lange & Söhne is still used for watch-making, and an important museum of watchmaking can be found in the former watch-makers’ school.
Important Locations and Sites
Glashütte Watchmakers’ School (German Clock Museum)
The former watchmakers’ school in Glashütte was renovated as a protected building in accordance with historical building techniques and is now a museum with a wide-ranging collection. Its unique value lies in its significance as a watchmakers’ school in the development of the clockmaking industry in Glashütte and surrounding areas, as well as its museum collection, which documents this development.
Information and Addresses
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Glashütte
Schillerstraße 3a 01768 Glashütte