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
Widow Margaret Tyler, 71, is a retired telephonist who has four grown-up ...
My brother and I still restore clocks, it's our main form of income. Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both ...
April 6, 2015
Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
Between the bucolic Black Forest High Road and the Murg Valley, it protects thick woodland, glacial lakes, thunderous waterfalls and dark moors. You can even find house-sized cuckoo clocks near the village of Triberg. The region is also a fine-dining ...
March 27, 2015
Apart from the sight of the forests, one of the biggest draws of the place is the Cuckoo Clock. We paid a visit to the cuckoo factory and tasted the lip-smacking black forest cake. It felt a little bitter on the palate, but that I guess is because my ...
March 28, 2015
10 reasons we've fallen for Germany
The cuckoo clock was invented 300 years ago in the Black Forest, where that winter home industry still thrives. Tip: Find out more at Furtwangen's German Clock Museum (deutsches-uhrenmuseum.de); watch hand-carving at Rombach & Haas in Schonach ...
March 13, 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
Black Forest Dome Cake
Now: Let's discover our inner artists with Baird's Black Forest Cake. The inspiration, Baird says, came from Black Forest cuckoo clocks. She starts by baking some batter into a bowl and the rest in two 9-inch rounds. She then fills it with boiled ...
December 22, 2014
We recently moved to Germany, after living in Belgium for three years followed by a short, six months stay in the US. We arrived in Stuttgart and, after a week with two kids in a small hotel apartment, we decided it was time to take a day out. Our choice was the quaint town of Triberg im Schwarzwald , a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. We lived in Germany before, and made this trip in the dead of winter – a rather disappointing endeavor due to very cold weather. You would think we would not consider being in the Black Forest in frigid conditions but we thought we knew better. Triberg is home to Germany’s highest waterfall, the Triberger Wasserfälle. Although the weather was superb, there was still plenty of ice and snow in the forest. Yes, it’s made for tourists, decorated with mountain and forest accents, but the ambiance is cozy, with comfortable seating, English speaking staff, and superb food. There are plenty of menu choices: traditional German, wild game hunted on their grounds, Black Forest specialties, vegetarian, and fish. Hubby tried the pork platter called “Made in Germany,” which was four types of pork with maultaschen.
We've been there before, back in 2007 but BigBoy didn't remember much of it so when the chance came up again to go for a demonstration, we took it. The owner and his team were working on a sculptured glass project which is different than a blown... One of the guys took time out to give us a demonstration. He made a glass ornament, a glass flower and a fluted glass bowl. My kids were very happy that I tried out this new recipe for an Extreme Chocolate Cake in a Cathedral cake pan to honor St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. But it tasted amazing and made it out of the pan with only a few cracks that were easily repaired. ) My happy is this… my cuckoo clock. My grandparents had a beautiful one in their house. I loved that clock. I loved the tick tick tick of it. I loved hearing the cuckoo in the middle of the night when it was too hot to sleep. Knowing how special their clock was to me, my husband surprised me with the on my 30th birthday. It's is a real German cuckoo clocked shipped from the Black Forest. It's smaller than the one in my grandparents' farm house, but it's got the cutest little deer on it and trees and logs. I really love it. It has stopped working a few years back and we tried everything we.
We spent New Years with relatives in the black forest and saw some very wintry scenes, day tripped to France for another stunning hillside castle (Haut-Konigsburg with its amazing views over to the Rhine/ Black forest) and cake, ate great french...
Meet Britain's most obsessive collectors
My brother and I still restore clocks, it's our main form of income. Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both in ...
April 6, 2015