Germany's Black Forest clock route is full of surprises
“You can buy cars from everywhere, but cuckoo clocks come only from Germany, and every mechanical cuckoo clock comes from the Black Forest.” Despite the outrage, Haas' striking designs were widely copied and now make up 80 percent of his business ...
November 28, 2015
Cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
Two different movements are available with cuckoo clocks, the mechanical movement and the quartz movement (battery powered). Both movements keep good time and are very reliable. If you want an authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, you should ...
August 27, 2015
Rhine River Rewind
A bus excursion originated at Breisach and proceeded high up to the mountainside meadows of the Black Forest where cows munched contentedly on the greenest grass imaginable. The tour included a stop at the workshop of a cuckoo clock-maker, who ...
September 11, 2015
Stuck on the Slow Train to Dar Es Salaam
“Do you think they will be selling Black Forest gateau at the next village?” asks Wolfgang, a German tourist in his mid-30s with a fashionable Like a cuckoo clock, most of the time he's silent, but occasionally he'll come alive for a few minutes ...
October 26, 2015
Playing for (cuckoo) time
In an era of battery-operated everythings, a mechanical, hand-wound timepiece is a treasure. Which is why quartz mechanisms just won't do. Original cuckoo clocks, certified by the Black Forest Clock Association, cost anywhere between 100-7000 Euros ...
October 3, 2015
It's high time we went cuckoo for clocks again
The cuckoo bird was chosen partly because it was common in the area and partly because its song, just two notes, was easy to reproduce mechanically. The farmers would sell their clocks door to door (creating a romantic image Black Forest clock makers ...
November 6, 2015
Secrets and Scandals - Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter 15
Gertrude and I followed him into shadows beneath its black framework, where we climbed a steel stairway into bright sunshine and gazed out on a series of interconnected observation decks. “I call it 'Treetops,' ” Hebb said. . The clock chimed, and a ...
June 15, 2015
Mountain Folkore: Looking back at the source of his wanderlust
Whenever I visited them I would marvel at things like their Black Forest cuckoo clock, their etched crystal wine goblets, their gaily decorated cowbells, their hefty clay beer steins, their collection of Hummel figurines, their music boxes and on and on.
February 17, 2016
Edgy Take on Black Forest Cult
German artist Stefan Strumbel's work tends to be garish and deliberately controversial. It's an edgy take on traditional Black Forest culture. His cuckoo clocks have skulls and rifles instead of happy, singing birds. 70 years after the author's death ...
January 28, 2016
German classic Black Forest gateau celebrates its 100th birthday
Nothing says Black Forest like cuckoo clocks and gateau. The combo of dark sponge cake, cream, cherry and schnapps celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Yet, it was not even created in the region. "Creating Black Forest gateau is my daily business ...
February 11, 2016
Germany’s Black Forest clock route is full of surprises
“You can buy cars from everywhere, but cuckoo clocks come only from Germany, and every mechanical cuckoo clock comes from the Black Forest.” Despite the outrage, Haas’ striking designs were widely copied and now make up 80 percent of his business and ...
November 28, 2015
HOW TO SELL CUCKOO CLOCKS IN DIFFERENT CULTURES
Just as Switzerland is known for the excellent craftsmanship of a Swiss watch, the Black Forest region is known for its precision and craftsmanship in glass blowing and manufacturing of wooden cuckoo clocks dating back to the 17th century. In terms of the ...
September 26, 2015
CUCKOO CLOCKS SHOW A DECLINE; Drop Is Noted in Factories in Germany's Black Forest
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August 23, 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 ...