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German Clock Museum

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Address: Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1, D-78120 Furtwangen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 00 49 7723 920 117
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Clock Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

As we were staying in the black forest it felt right to have a trip to the German Clock Museum; mainly for the cuckoo clocks :-) The museum was bigger than it looked and we spent around 1.5 hours there looking round the collection which included both German and English heritage clocks and music boxes The museum was not what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The musuem is easy to find, but you should take a metered parking space, to be near to the museum. It is a very nice museum, with audible and visible exponates. There are also some English and French descriptions. Besides the watches and clocks, there is also an area with mechanical music makers. For the best impression take guided tour.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Having read previous reviews decided to visit. So glad we did. We really enjoyed it. A leaflet was provided in English to tell you everything and we found it fascinating. If you like clocks or history I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very nice museum but I was a little disappointed that everything was written in German. The staff did make sure to give us an English booklet to go through the museum but it did not seem to follow the flow of the museum so was therefore hard to follow. There was a wide display of clocks. Not... More 

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