The oldest exhibits in the Clock Museum date to the 15th century. Amongst the highlights are the astronomical art clock by David a Sancto Cajetano from the 18th century. With sensational precision, the technical masterpiece shows the time as well as the length of the day and the orbital period of planets. The world-famous Laterndluhr style regulations are witnesses to the heyday of the art of Viennese clockmaking. The smallest clock is a "Zappler" and fits under a thimble; the heaviest example is the tower clock of St. Stephen’s Cathedral made from solid cast iron.
The exquisite inventory of the Clock Museum founded in 1917 can largely be traced back to two private collections: that of the middle-school teacher and first leader of the house, Rudolf Kafan, and the especially valuable collection of the writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
Collection of Clocks and Watches (Uhrenmuseum)Schulhof 2, 1010 Wien
- Young people under 19 €0
- 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
Your benefit with the Vienna Card:
Saving of € 2
Located in an enchanting town house in Vienna’s historic city center, this unique Collection of Clocks and Watches is unrivaled anywhere in Europe. Different types of timepieces tell the tale of time keeping and clockmaking from the 15th century to the present day. € 5 instead of € 7.
- Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
- Closed: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25
- 1 Steps
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
Shop and entrance area: 1 step, exhibition rooms only accessible via spiral staircase
- Main entrance