more than 800 functional watches

the clock museum in Bad Iburg is already visible from far away.

The largest pocket watch in the world decorates the facade of the museum, with a diameter of 1.80m and weighing 150kg, it has made it into the Guinness World Records book. Inside the 1820 building are more than 800 functional watches on show including 17 church clocks. Enjoy a walk through history of timekeeping, more than 300 years of watch history is presented in the clock museum in Bad Iburg.

an experience for young and old

Peter Taschenmacher, founder of this unique clock museum, has started the collection in 1976 and since then collected several notable exhibits during the course of many years. The spectrum ranges from the historical to modern pocket watches. The French sundial from 1470 is the oldest piece in the collection. The collection also includes about 100 Black Forest clocks, pocket watches and filigree skeleton clocks, ornate fireplace and grandfather clocks and several tower clocks as well as a church clock with verge escapement from the year 1622. A real eye-catcher is the French noon cannon sundial from the year 1800.

..... and find in Bad Iburg even watches that are not noticed as a watch, for example the parking meters.

opening times

MO - SU 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

On Gografenhof 5
49186 Bad Iburg

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to us on +49 (0) 5403 7324-0 or email

clock museum
fountain in Bad Iburg
town hall in Bad Iburg
fountain in front of the town hall - next to the clock museum