When in 1882 a small watch shop was opened in the Swiss town of Diessenhofen, one wasn’t yet to know that the name Hanhart would later stand for Europe’s largest producer and the market leader in the mechanical stopwatch sector, playing a leading role in the German clock industry.
Since 2017, Hanhart has been a member of the Route of German Manufactories (die Deutsche Manufakturenstraße), an almost 2,500km-long road of rich experiences that lead you, along four routes, to the most important manufactories in Germany. The routes stretch from the Baltic Sea to Lake Constance, taking in all 16 federal states.
The coalition of manufactories makes it their mission to foster and maintain high-quality production, both technical and aesthetic, and to promote responsible production in terms of ecological, economic and social sustainability, where traditional craftsmanship is reconciled with present and future possibilities, and they aim to preserve regional cultural diversity in their activities.
For this reason, this road of experiences is not only interesting from a tourism perspective – for manufacturing enthusiasts – but as a not-for-profit organization, it also brings manufacturers, traders, and consumers into contact with one another, and imparts knowledge about quality and methods of production.