Helios Sundials

"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

New! Now with stainless steel case!
from 169 €




Big version of the sundial watch
299 €

HELIOS Solar Ring I
A 400 years success story
from 149 €

HELIOS Solar Ring II
original construction of the Farmer's Ring
from 49 Euro

CIELO Ring Sundial
Chosen by Angela Merkel as a welcome gift
from 595 €

ICARUS Portable Sundial
Time travel cross the world
395 €

HORA Sundial
Made from Porcelain
49.90 €

HORA Floris Sundial
Sundial with flower clock after Carl Linnaeus
64.90 €

HORA Lux Sundial
LUX VITA EST - Light is life
from 59.90 €

HORA Lux CE sundial kit
The internal clock as a postcard
4.95 €

HORA Prayer Sundial
Islamic prayer times from the Sun
69.90 EURO


AURORA C Sundial
Construction set with gold foile lettering
14.90 €

Sundial kit made of aircraft ply wood
39.90 €


But it does move!
195 €

Follow the Sun!
395 €

Table sundial with standard time and date display
169 €

PIETRA Solar Ring
As if carved in stone!
From 695 EUR

HELIOS Subsolaris
Unique precision sundial
from 3,950 €

MAGELLAN Globe Sundial
Discover time!
1,490 €

MONDO Globe Sundial
All the time of the world
1,490 €

TERRA Globe Sundial
Light and shadow
1,290 €

MAGELLAN XXL Globe Sundial
35cm globe made from bronze
12,900 €

PIETRA Globe Sundial
As if carved in stone!
2,490 €


PIETRA Star Sundial
Baroque polyhedron with 50 dials
1.490 €

Custom made for your location
from 1,690 €

CHRONOS Precision Sundial
CET/CEST to the minute!
from 445 €

Precise equatorial sundial
from 395 €

The ideal teaching model with a great variety of functions.
995 €

The equatorial sundial in large format
from 2950 €

Interactive Celestial Globe
Sundial and simulator of the Sun's path
from 3,450 €

Celestial globe made of stainless steel
29,500 €

Sundial Tower
East - South - West - North
from 17,500 €

MERIDIANA Noon-mark Sundial
High noon
980 €

Analemmatic Sundial
ideal for schools.
From 390 €


SCALA vertical dibond
The value-for-money wall sundial
from 395 €

SCALA vertical alu
Wall sundial made of aluminium
from 1,150 €

VETRO vertical
Wall sundial made of glass
from 1,290 €

STELLA vertical
Wall sundial according to your wishes
from 990 €

DIY Wall Sundial
All you need!
from 24.50 €


Earth-Sun-model with elliptical Earth path
16,900 €


Special sundials from other manufacturers

In order to offer our customers the widest possible variety of sundials, we have included special products from other manufacturers in our range. These include the historic ring sundial by Michael Kala, whose sons Hannes (pictured) and Matthäus have taken over the reins of the manufactory. We would also like to recommend the glass SOLEMIO cylinder sundial by Dr. E. Kretschmann and the Naseweis sundial for little adventurers from the Ostalb workshops, a recognised workshop for disabled people.

Pocket Sundial Kala
Universal equinoctial ring sundial
39,50 €

Light travels around the world.
9,95 €

Sundial Naseweis
To enable small explorers to experience great things!
14,90 €


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.

Perpetual Calendar
On which day I was born?
54,90 €

Diptych Sundials
From the golden age of sundials
from 19,90 €


Sundial Philipp II
With a folded gnomon
29,90 €

Farmer's Ring
Historical altitude ring dial
39,90 €


Nautical Compass
With sundial
69,90 €

Pocket Compass
Looks like a typical pocket watch
59,90 €

Sundial Urania Propitia
A tribute to Maria Cunitz
69,90 €


Augsburg Clock
Decorated equinoctial sundial
89,90 €

Quadrant of Gunter
A legendary universal instrument
99,90 €

Predecessor of the sextant
179,90 €

Nautical Altimeter
Owned by Dundee skipper Andrew Smyton
29,90 €

Nocturnal and Tide Computer
Chronometry and tide prediction
from 29,90 €

Moon Calendar
Phases of the moon and tides till 2198
79,90 €

Historical instrument available in three sizes
from 29,90 €

Sundials, astrolabes and more
9,90 €

The Shepherd’s Dial
Time measurement by the altitude of the Sun
69,90 €

Cinema like in the good old days!
54,90 €


"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.

The Golden Dividers
The "golden ratio" is also popular for sundials.
9,80 €

The Cassini Celestial Globe
Historical globe of 1792
5,90 €

The Glass Planetarium
Artful miniature solar system

Ring Sundial
The queen of sundials
13,90 €

The Astronomer's Ring
A finger planetarium from the 16th century
16,80 €

Indispensable angle meter
19,90 €

The Stardial
With a mariner’s astrolabe
12,90 €

Jacob's staff
Already used by Columbus
2.20 €

Big Digital Sundial
Time shown in digits
12,90 €

Brilliant invention dating back to 1476
7,90 €

Two Sundials = One Compass
6,60 €

Favourable to first-time user
1.10 €

Sun Compass
Find due south - exactly and easily!
1.10 €

for direct observation of the sun
3.95 €

The Solar Projector
Easy and secure observation - even for children
19,90 €

The Solar Telescope
6x magnification!
3,90 €



The Newton Telescope
Fully functional reflecting telescope
26,60 €

The Desktop Planetarium
Instrument for observer-centred astronomy
29,90 €

Sun Movement Simulator
Observe the Sun's movement
1,90 €

True Solar Time-Clock
From true solar time to standard time
2,90 €

The Copernican Orrery
The first ever fully functional cardboard orrery!
34,90 €

World's Secret
Keplers symmetry of the universe
12,90 €

The Solar Zeppelin
rises with the heat of the sun.
8.40 €


Piet Hein

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.

Helix Sundial
by Piet Hein

Time rises up to the sky.
from 1.450 €

Sundials literature

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."

Sonnenuhren, die Geschichte(n) erzählen
von Renate Frank
18 €

The Flower Clock
after Carl Linnaeus. The practical accompanying booklet for the HORA Floris
9,90 €

Unsere Innere Uhr
Von Jürgen Zulley & Barbara Knab
Ideales Begleitbuch zur HORA Lux
16,90 €

Fascination Sundial
For beginners
(in German)
29,80 €

The Sundial and her Theory
For advanced learners (in German)
44,00 €

2012 Latin Aphorism
Collection by P. Kunath
(in German)
19,80 €

Sundial Expedition
Books by G. Behnsch
(in German)
from 10,00 €

"Der Messinghimmel"
How does an astrolabe work?
(in German)
25,00 €

Compendium of Astronomy
Standard work by Hans-Ulrich Keller
(in German)
39,90 €

A Dial in your Poke
History of portable sundials by Mike Cowham
(in English)
59,80 €

from Christopher St.J.H. Daniel (English)
4,95 €



Jens Schmitz-Scherzer

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
19,90 €