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Cuckoo Clock of The Year

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Cuckoo Clock of The Year

Did you know that such a thing exists as the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock of the Year?   Yup! It is a competition amongst clockmakers that is hosted annually by the Black Forest Clock Association. Competitors usually include the most well-known cuckoo clock makers such as Engstler, Hones, Schwer, Schneider, Herr, and Rombach & Haas. Clockmaking contests are an age-old tradition in the Black Forest as they started long before the cuckoo clock was even made. In fact, the modern design of the cuckoo clock was inspired by the winner of one of the most historic clock making competitions ever....

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Engstler Cuckoo Clocks

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Engstler Cuckoo Clocks

Engstler Cuckoo Clocks   The Engstler Cuckoo clock shop was founded in 1952 when Josef Engstler opened his cuckoo clock shop in Vilingen. This is a small town in the Black Forest that still remains home to Engstler cuckoo clocks. Now in its third generation of cuckoo clock making, the Engstler company is run by Gerold Engstler and is supported by approximately 20 employees. They have a distinct style and quality that have long since set them apart from other clockmakers and have been combining age old hard work and skill with modern technology. Despite the latest technology, each Engstler...

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Modern Cuckoo Clock Styles

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Modern Cuckoo Clock Styles

Cuckoo clocks have stood the test of time and sometimes we wonder if there is any need for them to change. While the traditional cuckoo clocks will always remain a staple in the clockmaking industry, many fifth, sixth and seventh generation clockmakers are willing to give innovation a try. Today, Rombach and Haas is a leader in the design of the modern cuckoo clock. They still offer a wide selection of traditional Black Forest cuckoo clocks, with many of them holding a Black Forest seal of authenticity. They will continue to produce not only carved and chalet cuckoo clocks but...

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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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What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock?

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What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock?

What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock? There are many discrepancies over what or where the Worlds Largest Cuckoo clock is. Several different clocks throughout the world hold Guinness World Records for various titles such as the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock and the Worlds First Cuckoo Clock. Uhren-Park in Schonachbach and the Dold family's shop in Schonach both hold records for their size. The largest American Cuckoo Clock is located in Sugarcreek, Ohio.   The Eble Uhren-Park Located in Schonachbach This cuckoo clock is often claimed the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock. Functioning just like the clock in your living room, this cuckoo clock’s...

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