We are in cuckoo-clock country! That’s how you feel once you enter the area in the Central Black Forest where cuckoo clocks have been manufactured here for centuries. The World’s largest cuckoo clock can be found here. And not only that, there is also The World’s Widest Cuckoo Clock, The World’s Tallest Cuckoo Clock and The World’s Oldest Cuckoo Clock. A quarter before each full hour people line up in front of the clocks waiting for the cuckoo to come out for its hourly appearance.
Touring with Black Forest Tours means you will not only visit the places where the first cuckoo clocks were made. If you are interested we also take you to one of the last remaining cuckoo clock factories in the Black Forest. A place only a few visitors to the Black Forest get to see. Here you can see how a Black Forest cuckoo clock is built – from the carving of the wood to the painting of the cuckoo that lives inside. Each manual step of the process of building a clock can be observed. There are very few official Black Forest cuckoo clocks made – most are copies. These authentic clocks come with a certificate and lifetime warranty. If you are lucky the owner of the cuckoo clock factory is present and he can sign on the back of your unique Black Forest cuckoo clock.