What is the best way to reach Glashütte?
The easiest option is to drive from Dresden—you can take the A17 highway towards Prague (Prag) and then the exit to Pirna (Ausfahrt Pirna). From here on, follow the signs to Glashütte. Alternatively, you can take public transport, as regional trains and busses to Glashütte depart from Dresden.
If I drive, is parking available?
Public parking spaces are available at the Watch Museum (Uhrenmuseum) in Glashütte and along the main street (Hauptstraße).
How often do public tours take place?
The safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees is of utmost importance to us. Due to the existing Corona pandemic we are regrettably unable to offer guided tours of our workshops until the end of the year. We’ll share the news as soon as tour slots become available again, and until then thank you for your patience.
How many people can participate in a tour?
We can only accommodate 15 people at a time.
How long does a tour typically last?
On average, our tours take two-and-a-half to three hours.
Is there a set schedule?
Each tour begins with a short introduction to the watchmaking town of Glashütte, and then continues by visiting the various departments of our watchmaking company.
Is there anything else that I should know?
Please wear comfortable shoes, as we also take a short walk to the NOMOS Chronometry on our tours. This building is located high up on the side of the valley.
Does the tour include a break?
Yes, around half-way through there is a break for drinks.
Does it cost money to take a tour?
No, our tours are always free-of-charge.
We’re planning a family trip to Glashütte—are the tours suitable for children as well?
You are welcome to bring your children. However, in terms of the information provided and locations visited, our tours are primarily intended for adults.
We are planning a company outing—do you offer group tours?
For specially-arranged tours, please send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I take photographs during the tour?
We regret to inform you that photography is not allowed during the tour.
Can I purchase a watch after taking a tour?
Of course! The NOMOS Kaufhaus at Hauptstraße 12 is the perfect location to browse, try on, and purchase NOMOS watches after one of our tours.
Which languages are tours offered in?
Our tours take place in German. We translate für English-speaking guests.
Do the processes we see represent the everyday tasks of your watchmakers?
Yes! We give you a direct insight into the typical working day of our watchmakers. None of the processes are for show; you really will see how we make NOMOS watches.
Is it possible to stay in Glashütte overnight?
Unfortunately, there are very few accommodation options available in Glashütte. That is why we would recommend staying in Dippoldiswalde or Dresden instead.
Which options do we have in Glashütte, should we wish to eat before or after a tour?
Sadly, the culinary offerings in Glashütte are few and far between. For lunch, we can recommend the Degenkolbe bakery and the SMAC's café, both of which are located near the Watch Museum.
Is there a waiting list for fully-booked tours or upcoming dates?
Due to high demand and the limited numbers of participants that we can accommodate, sadly we cannot offer a waiting list for our tours.
Is it possible to visit your watchmaking workshops without participating in a tour?
As we do not wish to disturb our watchmakers at work more than strictly necessary, sadly we cannot accommodate visitors outside of a guided tour.
Do you also also offer tours at the weekend?
Since we want to offer visitors an insight into the everyday work of our watchmakers, public tours only take place during the working week.