Cuckoo Clocks and How to Know German Culture
Cuckoo clocks are collector items for a reason. They evoke sophistication and culture which Germany has plenty of. It is not a bad way to keep a bit of Germany around your kitchen, especially if you traveled there and got to experience what this old and proud country has to offer the international community. This travel souvenir from Germany will put into question the assumed severity of Germans and give you joy every day.
Where to Find Cuckoo Clocks
Cuckoo clocks own a long history of their own. Philipp Hainhofer was the first to conceive a cuckoo clock in the early Seventeenth century. However, it was not until the Eighteenth century when the first clocks were produced in small local shops. Nowadays, travelers can buy them in small stores in Germany where they are crafted by local artisans. These artisans possess a knowledge that has been passed from generation to generation. When visiting the Black Forest, don't miss stopping by the huge cuckoo clock with the perfect shape of a house, it ranks as the biggest cuckoo clock in the world. In the Black Forest you can also find cuckoo clocks that are manufactured following modern influences. Rombach und Haas is one of German clockmakers that ventured into creating new models that distance from the classical country house that made cuckoo clocks internationally known. If you are a fan of crafted products, you can't go wrong with this travel souvenir.