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German Clock Museum, Furtwangen

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • An interesting place "if" you are already near it. It takes less than an hour to go through it. I was expecting a museum focused on the famous Coo Coo clocks of Germany, and although they have those c...  more »
  • This is a fascinating look at civilization's fascination with time over millennia. Emphasis, rightly so, is on Black Forest clockmakers. Don't miss the music "boxes" on the bottom floor.  more »
  • 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.T...  more »
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  • 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.