Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli

Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli

The Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli is a small horological museum in Zurich, Switzerland that was founded in 2006.

Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli: Several forged iron clocks from the gothic period, 16th century Switzerland and southern Germany
Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli: Several rustic, wooden movement clocks from the Davor, Toggenburg and Entlebuch region of Switzerland, mainly 19th century
Uhrenmuseum zum Rösli: Several clocks from the renaissance period, Switzerland and southern Germany, 17th century

The museum is open by appointment and located in a historic building on Röslistrasse 46, about 3 kilometers north of the city center on the route to Oerlikon (Take Streetcar no. 7 to stop Röslistrasse).



The collection focusses on clocks although there are a few watches as well. It is particularly rich in rustic clocks of Switzerland, mostly with wooden movements, and forged iron clocks of the Gothic period. There is a good collection of renaissance timepieces and of Neuchatel type pendules as well. Altogether several hundred clocks are displayed.


The building, constructed as a farmhouse in 1802, in 1856 became the local schoolhouse till 1887, when the teacher Johann Gisler bought it as his residence. His son Heinrich Gisler was a lifelong passionate collector of clocks, a tradition carried on by Heinrich's daughter Martha Gisler. Martha later befriended another local clock enthusiast named Hans Neufeld. The museum houses the clocks owned by the “Uhrenstiftung Martha Gisler & Hans Neufeld”.

See also


  • Kaelin, Peter (2006-06-07). "Die Entstehung des Uhrenmuseumss Roeslistrasse (Pressemitteilung)" (in GE). Zurich. pp. 1. 


Coordinates: 47°23′24″N 8°32′40″E / 47.39°N 8.54444°E / 47.39; 8.54444

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