Glashütte is a town in Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Free State of Saxony, Germany, which was the birthplace of the German watchmaking industry. The city has a population of about 7,000. Historically it was first mentioned in a document around 1445. In January 2008, the former municipality Reinhardtsgrimma was merged into Glashütte.
Watches currently made in this location include:
- Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815-1875), watchmaker, founder of A. Lange & Söhne, Member of Saxon Landtag 1857-1875, mayor of Glashütte 1848-1866
- Arthur Burkhardt (1857-1918), engineer and manufacturer,
- Hans-Peter Kaul (1943-2014), judge, international lawyer and diplomat
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