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

top

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.

Impressions

top

Interactive Map

top

Information and Addresses

top

Tourismusbüro Glashütte

Schulstraße 4 a
01768 Glashütte

Phone: +49 (0) 35053/329829
Email:

www.glashuette-sachs.de

Öffnungszeiten

Montag12:00-16:00 Uhr
Dienstag10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 Uhr
Mittwochgeschlossen
Donnerstag12:00-17:00 Uhr
Freitaggeschlossen

Stadtverwaltung Glashütte

Hauptstr. 42
01768 Glashütte

Phone: +49 (35053) 45-0
Email:

www.glashuette-sachs.de

Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Glashütte

Schillerstraße 3a
01768 Glashütte

www.uhrenmuseum-glashuette.com

Öffnungszeiten

Montag10:00-17:00 Uhr
Dienstag10:00-17:00 Uhr
Mittwoch10:00-17:00 Uhr
Donnerstag10:00-17:00 Uhr
Freitag10:00-17:00 Uhr
Sonnabend10:00-17:00 Uhr
Sonntag10:00-17:00 Uhr