The Black forest is one of Germany’s hidden gems. Apart from its insanely beautiful nature, it was the place were the first Mercedes Benz trial runs were held. It is the birthplace of cuckoo clocks and musical clocks. It is home to the world’s largest and smallest cuckoo clock. It is the place where the Grimm’s fairy tales are based. It is where the famous cherry brandy cake originated that we know in India as the “Black Forest” cake. Glass making is still an art here. And one of Germany’s largest waterfalls tumbles down 7 levels from the mountains of this region.
Here are some pictures from this fabulous region which I had the privilege of exploring a couple of days ago.
World’s Second Largest Cuckoo Clock near Schonach. – This was one man’s passion and hobby.
Gear Mechanism of a Cuckoo Clock. Its Heart and Soul. – 16 gears and lots of hard work went into getting this cuckoo clock work!
Beautiful mountain landscapes of Triberg – a lovely mountain town with baroque churches, pine and spruce trees and cooler weather.
Cuckoo Clocks on display at the Schwarzwald Museum, Triberg – each one has tiny bits of innovation, making you want all of them in your home.
Blow your own glass vase at the Dorotheenhutte Glass Factory – a sensational experience of playing with molten glass.
Super Delicious Black Forest Gateau – full of cream, chocolate, cherry brandy and fresh cup of cherries too. Goes very well with a cup of coffee especially in the afternoon.
Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof at Gutach – See the beautiful farm houses here!