Drubba Clocks and Gifts
Location: Weisse-Hahnen-Gasse 1, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
One of the most popular places to visit in Germany is definitely the Drubba cuckoo clock shop. The building looks like a cuckoo and on the inside, it is simply cuckoo clocks galore! They also do a beautiful demonstration of their clocks and provide a great information for both the newbie and experienced cuckoo expert. One customer said “This is a very beautiful shop with something for everyone. From the outside which looks amazing to the inside where you can buy some excellent keepsakes. Prices are a little high, but that is what you pay for good quality items.” Definitely worth a visit if you are in Regensburg! They also provided the video that is posted here.
House of 1000 clocks
Location: Hauptstrasse 79-81, Triberg Triberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Perhaps the oldest of all of the cuckoo clocks shops in Germany, the House of 1000 clocks was founded way back in 1881! It began with Clock Face Painter Josef Weisser and his son, August, built the first shop. Today it attracts over 400,000 tourists per year and has become a leader in the Black Forest cuckoo clock industry. They have great quality clocks and carry Rombach and Haas, Hones, Schwer, Hekas, Hubert Herr and many other notable cuckoo clock makers. Located in Triberg, their friendly English speaking staff are ready for your visit! Good store, helpful friendly staff to sort through 1000 clocks to get the right one. They also organized packing and transport home for the purchase.
Cuckoo Clock Center
Location: Cuckooclock Center Regensburg, Wahlenstraße 293047 Regensburg
A great place to stop by if you are in town! They also have a wide selection of authentic cuckoos as well as some that might be a bit more reasonably priced. One reviewer said “To call this the Cuckoo Clock Center is almost an understatement. It has an unimaginable collection of cuckoo clocks, from modern to traditional weight driven, elaborate, painstakingly, hand-carved masterpieces to products produced, to battery operated. There is a clock for every taste and nearly every pocketbook.” So stop by and have a look. Even if you aren’t buying, it will be a fantastic experience for all! There is also the St Peter’s Cathedral right down the street!
House of Black Forest Clocks
Location: Landstr. 7, 78132 Hornberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
This is definitely the place to stop for every cuckoo clock fanatic! It is located on the outskirts of town but well worth the trip. This shop belongs to the Herr family (as in Hubert Herr the cuckoo clock brand) and therefore the cuckoos are made right there. One tourist said “ We were lucky to meet Mr. Herr and watch him hand carve pine trees that he signed and gave away as souvenirs. He took the time to explain his clock making techniques including the internal mechanics.” We can guarantee that you will walk away thrilled with the experience regardless if you purchase a clock. But if you do, they say that shipping is not a problem. This is truly tradition at its best!
German Clock Museum
Location: Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1, 78120 Furtwangen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Let’s just say that I saved the best for last! This museum would be at the top of my “to-do” list! They feature clocks from various ages and even have railroad and shield clocks from the early eras. The tour lasts a little under an hour and it is a great center for both newbies and die-hard fans. They are also an excellent source for those researching clocks. One visitor said “The number of clocks in this museum is incredible. If you love clocks or just appreciate the workmanship of these beautiful pieces, you will like this place. We thought that it would be a quick visit, but we stayed for a couple of hours, and even then could have spent a lot more time.” Take some time to stop by and appreciate the history of the Black Forest clockmakers!
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