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German Clock Museum, Furtwangen

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Learn about the history of clocks and timekeeping from the Stone Age to the present day at German Clock Museum, which is open 365 days a year in the region famous for the cuckoo clock. Kids can become detectives and look for clues throughout the museum with a special booklet that helps them solve a crime. Adults can pick up an English-language guide that helps you learn about the early mechanisms and traditions used to tell time, as well as more modern inventions. Guided tours are also available. Check online for any special exhibitions. A visit to German Clock Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Furtwangen trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • this place is a must see if you're in the black forest. when we visited, we found this place very quiet so you can enjoy looking around freely. the staff are very helpful and speak english, and while ...  more »
  • This is a good way to spend an hour our two if you're staying in the area and don't want to drive far. If you have any interest in clocks or history there is plenty to like. If you have a guest card f...  more »
  • Entry is free with the local guest card. There is so much to learn about time and management here. Helped by an English guide book which however is not quite in harmony with the displays, but still ex...  more »
  • The Black Forest Clock geeks on Facebook raved about this museum. For good reason. It tells the story of time from the beginning of time-keeping, with an emphasis on clock making in the region. Well done!
  • We visited the museum in April - not too crowded. Huge collection of all kinds of clocks, the history told through the exhibition. If you are in the black forest consider this museum.
  • To understand black forest watches, you need to visit this place.
  • Very interesting and great value for money
  • Lots of great displays of clocks and time calculation. English explanations in pamphlet holders near the displays.

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