BAvaria: CUCKOO CLOCK
Most people don't know that the CUCKOO CLOCK came from the Black Forest area when the people had nothing to do in winter. During the summer months they attended their crops and orchards but they had no way to make money in winter.The oriinal cuckoo clock was made by Phillip Hainover from Augsburg
House of 1000 cuckoo clocks: cuckoo clock from the land of the cuckoo clocks!
Its full of all sorts of clocks!! 1000 cuckoo clocks from the excellent and well made traditional ones with mechanisms that will last a lifetime to the cheap plastic battery run cucooers. There are 1000 euro clocks down to 50 euro. or a 2 euro cuckoo clock magnet to put on your fridge at home!
Its an excellent shop and good service, very patient with me! - both times when i have taken ages and ages to decide exactly which one is for me! I wanted the real thing, a good traditional mechanism and cucoo cuckooing and some dancers dancing! i got that plus a guy who does some chopping!
You can choose wooden carve ones called Hunting clocks with owls or deer on them, i originally wanted one with owls and leaves on it, i still find i like that sort but i prefer mine with the gadgets - the traditional black forest house, dancers in traditional costumes, music of the area - and with a choice of two songs.
you can choose more expensive ones with mechanisms that require only once a week winding up or like mine once a day or two.
Mine was shipped to my mums address for 35 euro and arrived within 2 weeks, well packed and happy.
What to buy: the real thing! - a traditional cuckoo clock from the Black Forest.
What to pay: 240 euro with shipping included was the price for mine, it had been reduced as a special offer but i did particularly like it above others (except the beautiful 500 euro and above ones! but beyond my desire to go beyond my commonsense of lack of wallet contents!)
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
jam: Buying in the little jam factory
In Utzenfeld there is the little factory, where the Faller jam is made. It is hand made. They have a little shop where they sell it. There are also tea and muesli available.
What to buy: We tried the marmelade in the hotel and we liked it so much, that we went there.
Dorotheenhuette: glass blowers in action
Dorotheenhuette is a shop and a factory at the same time. You can watch how they blow the glass. Then walk through the exposition!
What to buy: Glasses, vases, decorations
- Family Travel
In Triberg and surroundings, but also the other places, there are lots of shops where you can buy a cuckoo clock. I saw them in all sizes and prices.