Die Küchenuhr  The Kitchen Clock is a short story by the German writer Wolfgang Borchert. It was written at the beginning of 1947 and was published in the Hamburger Allgemeine Zeitung on August 27, 1947. It first appeared in book form in December 1947 in Borchert's second prose collection This Tuesday.

The short story is about a young man who lost his parents and his home in a bomb attack. Using a remaining kitchen clock, he remembers his mother's care and understands the lost family life as a paradisiacal state. The kitchen clock is one of Wolfgang Borchert's most famous works, is considered a typical example of rubble literature and is often covered in school lessons.