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Best Clock Museums to Visit

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Best Clock Museums to Visit

Best Clock Museums in the World   The German Clock Museum Easily one of my top choices, the German clock museum is a fascinating destination with over 8,000 unique timepieces. Exhibitions explore early experiments with sun time as well as world time. This is also the home of the world-famous cuckoo clock! The German Clock Museum has a thorough history of every clock imaginable, including the alarm clock. If are a die-hard clock enthusiast, you can also check out their library that contains boundless resources on everything about clocks. The museum is located in Furtwangen im Schwarzwald. The National Watch...

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Top Attractions in The Black Forest

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Top Attractions in The Black Forest

The Black Forest has been one of Germany’s premier tourist destinations and for good reason too! It boasts some of the finest outdoor adventures, spas, cuckoo clocks and much more. It’s no wonder that their primary industry is tourism. So, should you ever find yourself in Germany, here are a few must-see tourist destinations.   1.) Lake Titisee Approximately 66 feet deep and covering 320 acres, this lake is a magical setting and the source of numerous tales. Created by the Feldberg glacier, Lake Titisee has been recorded throughout history and captured the imagination of story tellers across the years....

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Common Styles of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

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Common Styles of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

  Carved Cuckoo Clocks Carved cuckoo clocks often reflect wild themes from the mystery of the Black Forest. To capture the wild spirit of their hometown, early clockmakers carved these animals into their work, making it uniquely their own. Today, the themes of birds, leaves, bears, foxes, squirrels and rabbits still persist. Bird and Leaf Cuckoo Clock The bird and leaf cuckoo clock is one of the most classic examples of the Black Forest carved cuckoo clock. The most traditional example is the five leaves and one bird, but more elaborate examples may have seven leaves and three birds. Some...

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Antique Collectors Guide to Cuckoo Clocks and Reselling

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Antique Collectors Guide to Cuckoo Clocks and Reselling

The cuckoo clock is one of the oldest German treasures. It has a history deeply rooted in the small villages of the Black Forest, Germany. Cuckoo clocks were once even thought of as exclusively royal gifts. Today we enjoy them in our living rooms and might even find a rare gem at a garage sale. Others contain sentimental value as they are passed from generation to generation. But what exactly is a cuckoo clock? A cuckoo clock is much more than merely a clock containing a cuckoo bird. They come in a wide range of shapes and styles. Here are...

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Ultimate Cuckoo Clock Guide

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Ultimate Cuckoo Clock Guide

So you decided that you need a cuckoo clock. Congratulations! But when you google “cuckoo clocks” the result is a little overwhelming.  You are bombarded with approximately 2,400,000 cuckoo clocks and have no idea where to start. And what is all the terminology? Black Forest? Chalet? 8 Day? It’s really not that complicated. I’ll point you in the right direction with these few simple steps.   Decide the niche of cuckoo clock you want.   There are a number of different niches of cuckoo clocks. What I mean by that is say an authentic German cuckoo versus a plastic cuckoo, versus...

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