German Watch Museum Glashütte welcomes the 250,000th visitor 04/30/2015 Visitor from Jena honored German Watch Museum Glashütte welcomes the 250,000th visitor Visitor from Jena honored Almost 7 years after the opening of the German Watch Museum Glashütte, the 250,000th visitor was welcomed on April 28, 2015. At his 44th birthday, Andreas Kunze from Jena came in company of his wife to Glashütte to learn more about the history of the Saxon watch industry. The guests were really surprised, when they were welcomed at 11 am by Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original and Reinhard Reichel, Curator of the German Watch Museum Glashütte, who gave them a private tour on that occasion. As a memory of their visit, the guest got an interesting book about the museums history and also a present of Glashütte Original. International guests Since it´s opening in May 2008, every year the German Watch Museum Glashütte welcomes approx. 35,000 visitors from all over the world. In addition to the national and international connoisseurs and enthusiasts of watches that are made in Glashütte, also families, school classes and interested tourists are frequent guests. About 10 percent of guests come from abroad. Especially guests from the neighboring countries Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands are visiting the exhibition frequently. But also guests from India, Mexico and Guatemala were already welcomed. All in all, 93 nationalities have seen the museum. Museum prepares for visitors from abroad There is a steady growth of the number of international guests. Following this trend and for opening the exhibition also for visitors of other nationalities, the German Watch Museum Glashütte increasingly focusses on international guests in its activities. In the year 2013 an audio guide system in German and English language has been introduced which is now also available in Chinese since the last year. Just recently another version in Czech has been added. For the future it’s planned to add further languages on a regular basis. As a result, more and more guests will be able to experience the museum in their own language. In addition, also the selection of information materials about the museum will be extended. Besides the existing flyer in German and English language new versions in French, Russian and Chinese will be available soon. Further languages are in preparation.