German Clock Museum

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The German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) is situated near the centre of the Black Forest town of Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, a historic centre of clockmaking.wikipedia
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It features permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of timekeeping. The museum has an extensive collection of clocks and other artefacts relating to horology, not just those from the Black Forest, but also clocks and watches from around the world and spanning from prehistoric times to the present.
One of the better horological museums in Germany is the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum in Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, in the Black Forest.

Furtwangen im Schwarzwald

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The German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) is situated near the centre of the Black Forest town of Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, a historic centre of clockmaking.
This university specialises in microelectronics, precision mechanics, computer sciences, informatics, digital media, industrial technologies, medical and life sciences, mechanical and medical engineering etc. Beside one of the university entrances is the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum (German Clock and Watch Museum) with many historical and modern clocks and watches on display.

Black Forest

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The German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) is situated near the centre of the Black Forest town of Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, a historic centre of clockmaking.
The German Clock Museum in Furtwangen gives a comprehensive cross-section of the history of the watchmaking and clockmaking industries.

European Route of Industrial Heritage

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In 2008 the museum was awarded the distinction of being an "anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage".

Black Forest clockmakers

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A major focus is on clockmaking in the Black Forest, both as a cottage industry and on an industrial scale.
The German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) also has in its collection some early Black Forest clocks with wooden cogwheels as well as a number of industrially produced Black Forest clocks.

Cuckoo clock

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The collection includes early cuckoo clocks from the 18th century as well as the prototypes of the modern Black Forest souvenir.
In Europe, museums that display collections are the Cuckooland Museum in the UK, and the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum and Dorf- und Uhrenmuseum Gütenbach in Germany.

German Clock Road

At the same time the museum became a milestone on the German Clock Road that links places in the region associated with clockmaking.
German Clock Museum in Furtwangen with the largest collection of clocks in Germany

Alexander Bain (inventor)

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One of the earliest electrically impulsed pendulum clocks, by Alexander Bain (United Kingdom, ca. 1845)
Examples can be seen in the National Museum of Scotland, the National Maritime Museum of London, the London Science Museum and the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum.

Philipp Matthäus Hahn

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43-0001, before 1788) by Philipp Matthäus Hahn are part of the collection.
A renowned clockmaker, several horological museums display his works, including the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum which contains a mechanical orrery (planetarium) and a Weltmaschine by the "Priestermechaniker (priest mechanic)".

Robert Gerwig

The work of Robert Gerwig formed a primary basis of the museum.
In 1852 he began collecting clocks; his collection formed the basis for 'Study Collection" of the school and eventually became the German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum). Gerwig died on 6 December 1885.

Dorf- und Uhrenmuseum Gütenbach

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Dorf- und Uhrenmuseum (Gütenbach, Germany)
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, in Furtwangen im Schwarzwald

Museum of Timekeeping and Mechanical Musical Instruments

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Museum für Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente (Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland)
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum

Museum

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The museum is devoted to the history of timekeeping devices.

History of timekeeping devices

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The museum is devoted to the history of timekeeping devices.

Putting-out system

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A major focus is on clockmaking in the Black Forest, both as a cottage industry and on an industrial scale.

Collection (artwork)

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The museum has an extensive collection of clocks and other artefacts relating to horology, not just those from the Black Forest, but also clocks and watches from around the world and spanning from prehistoric times to the present.

Clock

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The museum has an extensive collection of clocks and other artefacts relating to horology, not just those from the Black Forest, but also clocks and watches from around the world and spanning from prehistoric times to the present.

Artifact (archaeology)

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The museum has an extensive collection of clocks and other artefacts relating to horology, not just those from the Black Forest, but also clocks and watches from around the world and spanning from prehistoric times to the present.

Villingen-Schwenningen

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1858: the collection is exhibited for the first time at the Black Forest Industry Exhibition in Villingen.

Baden-Württemberg

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1975: the state of Baden-Württemberg purchases the important clock collection from the Kienzle clock factories and transfers it to the museum.

Kienzle Uhren

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1975: the state of Baden-Württemberg purchases the important clock collection from the Kienzle clock factories and transfers it to the museum.

Hochschule Furtwangen University

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Today the German Clock Museum is part of Furtwangen University.

Benedictines

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In addition to the astronomic calendar clock of Benedictine father and later mathematics professor, Thaddäus Rinderle, of 1787 (Inv.

Baar (region)

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Over time the factories that became successful were those, especially in the Württemberg (eastern) half of the Black Forest and neighbouring Baar region, that embraced new types of clock, like alarm clocks, that were suited to industrial processes.