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Watch Museum Ruhla

The watch making industry of Ruhla originated in the foundation of a metal factory by the brothers Thiel in 1862. For decades the watch making industry of Ruhla has developed and produced a great variety of watches, clocks and relating parts. On the occasion of the 140th anniversary the museum was opened by the company Garde -Uhren und Feinmechanik GmbH" on 12 September 2002. The museum is situated in a building under state protection for historical monuments, a 6-storey clinker brick building from 1932. The exhibition displays watch products, their assembly, adjustment and necessary technology.

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00

closed on Sundays and public holidays

Detailed information

  • precision engineering, clocks and watches


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Guided tour without appointment
  • Language: German



Contact information

Ruhlaer Uhrenmuseum

Bahnhofstraße 27
99842 Ruhla

Telephone: +4936929796580

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