"Carlo Heller's sundial is a precision instrument, sensational, aesthetically pleasing, weather-proof and handcrafted in an unusually loving fashion: It brings a totally new perspective to the ancient idea of time measurement via the earth's orbit of the sun."
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) writes about the HELIOS Subsolaris and its inventor on 4 September 2001. Until today Helios e.K. offers you an exclusive range of accurate sundials with modern design.
Sundial watch for individualists
from 78 €
HELOSWATCH City plus
Big version of the sundial watch
HELIOS Solar Ring
A 400 year success story
from 145 €
CIELO Ring Sundial
Chosen by Angela Merkel as a welcome gift
from 580 €
ICARUS Portable Sundial
Time travel cross the world
Made from Porcelain
AURORA C Sundial
Construction set with gold foile lettering
AURORA A Sundial
Construction set made of anodised aluminium
from 99 €
POLARIS L Sundial
Sundial kit made of aircraft ply wood
But it does move!
Unique precision sundial
from 2.950 €
MAGELLAN Globe Sundial
MONDO Globe Sundial
All the time of the world
TERRA Globe Sundial
Light and shadow
MAGELLAN XXL Globe Sundial
35cm globe made from bronze
POLARIS XXL Sundial
Custom made for your location
from 1.290 €
CHRONOS Precision Sundial
CET/CEST to the minute!
from 395 €
Precise equatorial sundial
from 365 €
Interactive Celestial Globe
Sundial and simulator of the Sun's path
from 2.650 €
VASCO DA GAMA
Celestial globe made of stainless steel
East - South - West - North
MERIDIANA Noon-mark Sundial
SCALA vertical dibond
The value-for-money wall sundial
from 395 €
SCALA vertical alu
Wall sundial made of aluminium
from 1.150 €
Wall sundial made of glass
from 1.290 €
DIY Wall Sundial
All you need!
from 24,50 €
Earth-Sun-model with elliptical Earth path
Hannes Kala KG
Michael Kala writes about the development of his ring sundial:
"After countless hours of intensive conversations and drawn sketches, I was able to hold in the hand my first universal ring sundial, four and a half years after the first seen the first farmer's ring. Today my sons Hannes (picture) and Matthew have long ago directed the fortunes of the manufactory Kala. Their commitment will lead the myth of true understanding of the times into a sunny future."
Pocket Sundial Kala
Universal equinoctial ring sundial
As an illustrator and graphic designer, Jens Schmitz-Scherzer works intensively with light and shade in nature, in paintings and in illustrations.
He is particularly fascinated by the fact that it is possible to read the time from the shadow of an object, e. g. a style inserted into the ground. He developed a series of historic cardboard construction kits. These contain original dials of designers from the heyday of sundial making.
Historic sundial after Rudolf von Graffenried
Sundial kit made of cardboard
Historic Sundial after Georg Brentel
Sundial kit made of cardboard
Hemisferium is a specialist in fabricating objects that link us to our scientific past, and in making them accessible to all those who love the art and beauty of science.
Adriana und Joaquín Benshimol select instruments whose scientific, historic, and esthetic value make them interesting and which can be reproduced using today's materials and techniques.
On which day I was born?
From the golden age of sundials
from 19,90 €
Sundial Philipp II
With a folded gnomon
Historical altitude ring dial
Looks like a typical pocket watch
Sundial Urania Propitia
A tribute to Maria Cunitz
Decorated equinoctial sundial
Quadrant of Gunter
A legendary universal instrument
Predecessor of the sextant
Owned by Dundee skipper Andrew Smyton
Nocturnal and Tide Computer
Chronometry and tide prediction
from 29,90 €
Phases of the moon and tides till 2198
Historical instrument available in three sizes
from 29,90 €
Sundials, astrolabes and more
By David Beringer
The Shepherd’s Dial
Time measurement by the altitude of the Sun
Cinema like in the good old days!
The Ostalb Workshops are recognized workshops for people with disabilities. 400 mentally and physically disabled people work under the instruction of experienced instructors. They create high-quality wooden toys that have been meticulously designed down to the very last detail. For our workers quality means more than just producing perfect work. It means courage, motivation and a joy of life!
To enable small explorers to experience great things!
"Klaus Hünig of AstroMedia is an active collector of ideas whose enthusiasm for natural phenomena, physics, astronomy and mechanics can be felt in every design." Astronomy and Practice 8/2008
We carry all sundials and astronomical instruments from AstroMedia.
New! The Glass Planetarium
Artful miniature solar system
The Cassini Celestial Globe
Historical globe of 1792
The queen of sundials
Indispensable angle meter
With a mariner’s astrolabe
Already used by Columbus
Big Digital Sundial
Time shown in digits
Brilliant invention dating back to 1476
Favourable to first-time user
Find due south - exactly and easily!
The Solar Projector
Easy and secure observation - even for children
The Solar Telescope
The Newton Telescope
Fully functional reflecting telescope
The Desktop Planetarium
Instrument for observer-centred astronomy
Sun Movement Simulator
Observe the Sun's movement
True Solar Time-Clock
From true solar time to standard time
The Copernican Orrery
The first ever fully functional cardboard orrery!
Keplers symmetry of the universe
Soluret BV from the Netherlands is an important supplier of sundials and armillary spheres since 1981.
Garden Armillary Sphere D32
Sundial and Celestial Globe
Garden Armillary Sphere D38
Celestial globe with 38cm diameter
Based on historical model
Garden Sundial Serpentis
Made of cast brass with 40cm diameter
Piet Hein (1905-1996) - multi-thinker and universalist. He brings poetry, geometry and design together in a harmonious design, where function and art is weighted equally.
by Piet Hein
Time rises up to the sky.
from 1.450 €
The most famous German literature about sundials is written by Arnold Zenkert (1923-2013). Harald Grenzhäuser writes about him:
"Arnold Zenkert was a teacher that you wish to have for your children: lovable, understanding, helpful, humble and an excellent expert in gnomonics with a lot of experience."
The Sundial and her Theory
For advanced learners (in German)
2012 Latin Aphorism
Collection by P. Kunath
Books by G. Behnsch
from 10,00 €
How does an astrolabe work?
Compendium of Astronomy
Standard work by Hans-Ulrich Keller
A Dial in your Poke
History of portable sundials by Mike Cowham