Clock Museum in Vienna

Museums and Galleries

The Vienna Clock Museum was opened in 1921. The first exposition was based on the private collections of Rudolf Kaftan and Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach. Since that time, the variety of exhibits has increased significantly, and at the moment, the museum collection contains more than three thousand diverse, unique, outlandish watch movements.

Cayetano's astronomical clock is of particular cultural and historical value. An amazingly accurate device shows the time, the length of the day and the position of the planets at a given moment. Among the equally valuable specimens are the tower clock, designed in the 15th century. and a diagram of the clock mechanism of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

The halls of the museum contain a wide variety of clocks created in the period from the 14th to the 20th century. Among them there are products designed in a variety of styles:

  • neo-gothic;
  • rococo;
  • modern;
  • Renaissance;
  • baroque.

These exquisite antiquities can be traced to the history and evolution of watches. Visitors will find amazing and extraordinary exhibits: clocks built into paintings, a dresser clock, a vase clock, wall, tower, pendulum, pocket, wrist, solar, musical clock mechanisms. Most of the exhibits are in working order, and all clocks displayed in the museum show the exact time. Therefore, every hour the halls are filled with battle, ringing and music.

The collection also includes a unique Anker watch with three-meter moving figures depicting historical figures. They are located on the bridge between the two towers. Visitors can see one of the copper figures every hour, and at noon all the figures gather together on the bridge.

A variety of devices, from rare antique to exclusive modern, will not leave anyone indifferent. If you are planning to visit the capital of Austria, visit this wonderful museum. Amazing discoveries and only positive impressions await you.

Background

The Vienna Clock Museum is located at Schulhof 2.

It is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm; Monday is a day off.

Children and adolescents can see the exhibits for free, and for adults, a ticket costs about 6 euros. In addition, on the first Sunday of the month, everyone can visit the museum for free.

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