History museum

Monastery Museum

Rathausplatz 1,  79274 St. Märgen

History of the Black Forest watches, the global watch trade, and the monastery.


The Monastery Museum in St. Märgen addresses a broad variety of themes that shaped the Black Forest throughout the centuries.


Opening times:

May - November

Wednesdays and Thursdays,

10:00 am - 1:00 pm



Sundays and public holidays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visit only possible as part of a guided tour


During the autumn, Christmas, “Fasnet”, and Easter holiday periods

Wednesdays and Thursdays

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, and 1 January.

Tours during the opening times are always at 10:15 am and 11:45 am.

Groups / special tours on request. 

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The Black Forest watch-makers and brothers Georg and Mathias Kreutz made the first wooden “Waaguhr” around 1600. The Black Forest watches soon became world-renowned. The popular rural objects are wrought with clichés to this day, from the cuckoo to the lonely watch-maker.  The chronological exhibition presents the entire clockwork spectrum along with carved and painted shields.  


Hours of operation