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German Clock Museum

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Address: Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1, 78120 Furtwangen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7723 920117

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Wonderful Museum of Clocks

We visited the museum with a wonderful guide who told and showed us the history of clocks. We were allowed to take pictures.At the end of the tour there were musical instruments... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visited the museum with a wonderful guide who told and showed us the history of clocks. We were allowed to take pictures.At the end of the tour there were musical instruments with which we danced.The souvenir shop was very rich. We bought many cuckoo clocks.The tour took one and half hours.If you are in the Black Forest, it is... More 

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510 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The number of clocks in this museum is incredible. If you love clocks or just appreciate the workmanship of these beautiful pieces, you will like this place. We thought that it would be a quick visit, but we stayed for a couple of hours, and even then could have spent a lot more time.

Thank Ricmar60
Parkgate, Wirral, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum, hundreds and hundreds of clocks, set out in order, going from beginning of time recording. Very surprised to see model of Stonehenge! The Guidebook given to use on visit in English was very comprehensive and useful.

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161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Second trip, based on kids request. It is time consuming stop, because you want to learn and discover. Use slow pace, try to find answers to the puzzle. Kids can be on their own, great.

Thank loliksa
Queanbeyan, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This museum was a bit tricky to find as the building is quite modern. Once inside, you journey through 3 floors of thousands of time pieces. Ranging from musical clocks, stopwatches and everything in between, it captures your imagination. The beauty of each piece along with a web based (free) guide in English kept you interested. Cost was 12 Euro... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm generally not a huge fan of museums, but this one dedicated to timepieces of all time was quite impressive. Starting with some replicas and models, perhaps even genuine artifacts of some of the world's oldest known timepieces to modern clocks, this museum showed a condensed history of time keeping. There was a section dedicated to German clocks, which was... More 

Thank Warner S
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was enthralled at the huge and diverse collection of timepieces in such a relatively small space (although there are 3 floors!) The history includes watches, cuckoo clocks, atomic clocks and everything in between. There is even a wonderful collection of working musical organs with regular and amusing demonstrations. Well worth a visit for the artistry if not the education.

Thank Ayemyself
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The museum is located in the city of Furtwangen in the Schwarzwald region. Its looks brand new or maybe it was after a massive renovation. The exhibits are on display on 4 levels. They have approximately 8,000 watches and clocks on display, collected from all over the world. You will see many Cuckoo Clocks which are typical to this province... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A very nice way to spend a hour if your in the area. Assistant at the desk very helpfull and very good English too. Obviusly lots of super clocks and watches to look at. Plenty of cheap on street parking near by for the car. Lat/Long N48.05076° E8.20815°

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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Interesting site to see the history of German clock - both old and new. Not as big as expected, and smaller as well. But we stayed for a couple of hours looking and discussing all of the different designs.

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