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Clocks, watches and
scientific instruments

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The museum’s exhibition rooms with probably the most fascinating atmosphere are located in the vaulted cellar under the north-west arcade wings of the Old Castle. Visitors descending the spiral staircase of the corner tower will find themselves in low underground rooms dating back to the 16th century. Golden artefacts shimmer everywhere in the subdued light between the thick stone walls, pillars and arches. The room’s massive architectural shell holds fragile treasures of the greatest preciousness and precision: clocks, watches and other clever inventions.

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Welcome!Your visit

Information for visitors

Everything you need to know about your visit! Opening hours, prices, how to get here, and much more.

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Audio guide

Immerse yourself in the world of miniature precision! An audio guide is included in the admission price.

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About the museum

The largest cultural history museum in Baden-Württemberg can look back on a tradition of over 150 years.

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Not only for childrenLet yourself be amazed!

If you are dizzy from all these testimonies of human ingenuity, have a rest on the sofa of the hands-on station to leaf through books or look for answers to questions like: What exactly is an astrolabe? How does a sextant work? How do sundials tell the time? Here are replicas for you to try your hand at historical measuring instruments that are no longer in common use today – have a go, see how they work.