Route of the Clock
Believe it or not, cuckoo clocks are a big tourist attraction in Germany. Black Forest cuckoo clock enthusiasts can take a 300 kilometer long scenic route through the forest. It passes by Triber, Furtwangen, St. Margen, and Eisenbach.
The town of Furtwangen in particular is important to the history of the Black Forest cuckoo clock. Furtwangen’s clock museum has a global reputation. It stores the largest collection of old German clocks, a collection that’s rooted in the clock-makers school established in the town in during the 19th century. It was the school’s first headmaster, Robert Gerwig, who urged people to collect old hand-carved clocks.