Black Forest Driving Trip with Porsche Rental
On Day 2 you can check out some of the wineries on the Baden Wine Route (the hotel can give you names) or visit Triberg, a picturesque town famed for its cuckoo clocks and Germany's highest waterfall. Lunch on your own along the road and dinner at ...
Luxuries: Designer cuckoo clocks, red clothes, accessories
Carved owls and birds eight-day mechanical German Black Forest cuckoo clock, $474.58 at clockrite.com. • Auckland 1055 wall clock is One-day-movement Chalet-style cuckoo clock by August Schwer, $475 at cuckoo-palace.com. • Contemporary one-day ...
October 26, 2014
Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
You can even find house-sized cuckoo clocks near the village of Triberg. The region is also a Mac's Adventure (0141 530 4013; macsadventure.com) offers a nine-day Red Deer Trail self-guided walking holiday (with seven days' walking) in the northern ...
March 27, 2015
Trekking Around Titlis: Snowshoeing in Central Switzerland
After strapping on snowshoes, our guide Catherine Fischbacher leads our group, a motely crew of varying ability levels, away from the downhill skiers into the heart of the Gerschniwald forest. The first few Shivering slightly, we enter this ...
March 23, 2015
Gasthaus gives plenty of reasons to indulge
It is a wonderland of German memorabilia, photographs of the Greipel family proprietors, antiques, a cuckoo clock, servers in dirndls and, most importantly, whimsical mini-facades of chalets that divide the dining room into sections. Annemarie Greipel ...
December 22, 2014
Dallas Life: Repairman is cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
I was going through some things in storage and my eye caught a box with tissue paper cradling something very dear to me — my Swiss chalet-style cuckoo clock. The tiny music box inside stopped cooing one day, and the clock went into holding mode. I ...
June 23, 2012
Germany's Black Forest: a popular holiday destination
The tallest tree in the Black Forest is the silver fir, which can grow to a height of 65 meters. With the golden sunshine dancing on the treetops and the forest dotted with quaint wooden houses surrounded by flowers, the scene is like gazing upon a ...
March 14, 2015
Andreas Whittam Smith Andreas Whittam Smith was a financial journalist until 1985 when he led the team that founded The Independent. The paper’s first editor (1986-1994), he has subsequently been the president of the British Board of Film Classification (1998-2002) and chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service (1998-2003). He is currently First Church Estates Commissioner... The most precious patches of nature are protected by Germany's 15 national parks. Each has its own character, from the gleaming white chalk cliffs of Jasmund National Park, on the Baltic island of Rügen, to the craggy peaks and ice caves of Berchtesgaden National Park, on the border with Austria. The newest to join the ranks is the Black Forest National Park, which was designated in 2014. Add to that 104 nature parks and 15 biosphere reserves, and it's clear Germany takes its nature pretty seriously. The Bavarian Alps are Germany's hiking heartland, and for a truly special experience it's possible to embark on a multi-day trek from mountain hut to mountain hut.
I was going through some things in storage and my eye caught a box with tissue paper cradling something very dear to me — my Swiss chalet-style cuckoo clock. The tiny music box inside stopped cooing one day, and the clock went into holding mode. Not everyone specializes in these animated, pendulum-regulated works of art from the Black Forest region of Germany. She guarded that clock. I realize now it was because she loved the clock and didn’t want the parts damaged by a bunch of rug rats. Nicholas Marchesoni of Heritage House Clocks, an expert in cuckoo clocks, told me that the clocks are hand-crafted in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany. Imagine answering the doorbell to find a man selling cuckoo clocks. “The local clock guy would go door-to-door and not only would he be selling cuckoo clocks, he would come in and wind, oil and even adjust grandfather clocks,” Marchesoni says. Marchesoni’s family clock business is approaching 40 years in the Dallas area. One Christmas, each gave the other a beautiful clock. “They realized they had a bit of a passion for clocks, and they started.
Germany's Black Forest boasts breathtaking scenery, adventure sports and just a touch of history. I was enchanted - and I had not even arrived at my destination, the Black Forest region in Germany. The tallest tree in the Black Forest is the silver fir, which can grow to a height of 65 meters. The area near the Swiss border in the south of Germany is a popular holiday destination for Europeans who are drawn to the area's fantastic natural views, great services, and more importantly, the lower price and fewer tourists than it's near... In the past five years, Black Forest has attracted more individual tourists from all around the world, including Switzerland. Summer in the Black Forest is full of fun. In spring, summer and fall, an extensive network of hiking trails and mountain bike routes in the region are a great way to experience the area's natural beauty. The Black Forest has become top destination for keen mountain cyclists.
Cheese & Chocolate, Castles & Culture! How to Find More Fun with Less Fuss in Europe
In storybook-like Breisach, amid the Black Forest, a life-size cuckoo clock dances outside a marketplace filled with these intricately carved timepieces. Also watch glassblowers sculpt delicate art and... ...indulge in world-famous, decadent Black ...
July 9, 2015
Southwest Germany tourism officials make push for South Florida travelers
Black Forest Ham and Cuckoo clock. Visitors to the Black Forest can also find unique tourist experiences such as sleeping in a wine barrel or in quaint vacation apartments called cuckoo nests. "It's a diverse state with a lot of different attractions ...
July 2, 2015
Cuckoo for clockwork
Most of the cuckoos Lehn works on are German-made Black Forest cuckoo clocks with movements made by Regula and Hubert Herr. He avoids estimating the monetary value of any cuckoo clock because he says most people value their clocks for personal reasons.
June 25, 2015
Germany's Baden-Württemberg is More Than Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Cakes
Imagine that you’re in a classic Mercedes-Benz for a top-down, wind-in-your-hair ride through the Black Forest. Your route overflows with castles, cuckoo clocks and cobblestone alleyways. In short, it is fairytale perfect. Where, you might ask ...
June 17, 2015
The Doctor Is In at the Cuckoo Clock Hospital
Today you can likely find him in his own personally designed and constructed workshop, the Cuckoo Clock Hospital ... clock. These metrics and diagnostics allow him to properly adjust the cuckoo. Most of the cuckoos Lehn works on are German-made Black ...
Cuckoo For Time! The Color-House By Pedro Mealha
Art has a unique way of grabbing and keeping our attention here at stupidDOPE ... today we get a look at the unique Color-House By Pedro Mealha, a unique modern cuckoo clock that was inspired by the original Black Forest clocks. This unique design comes ...
June 3, 2015
Marcia Davis: In East Tennessee, secretive, sly cuckoos make kooky calls
Cuckoo clocks, first made in the Black Forest in Europe, use bellows to reproduce the "cu-cu" calls of the European cuckoo. There are different cuckoo species all over the world with yellow-billed and black-billed the only two in Tennessee. Yellow-billeds ...
May 23, 2015