The story of Traditional Cuckoo Clocks dates back to 1640, when the first mechanical clock was made on a local farm close to our premises. It was a very rough time for villagers in the Black Forest.

Product History and Details

Hofgut Sternen – The Black Forest Village looks back over 700 years of history. Marie Antoinette stopped here on her wedding trip to Paris and the famous German poet Goethe stayed here in the 18th century. At that time, the Hofgut Sternen was a horse-changing station with a guest house. Many small craft companies settled in the neighborhood during this time. Today, it is important for us to keep up this tradition of craftsmanship and to continue to develop this further with the companies we work with.
The Black Forest is mainly known for its cuckoo clocks, a masterpiece of mechanical and wooden handicrafts. The beginnings of Black Forest Clocks started in the 17th century when the farmers would carve clocks in different style, out of wood during the long winter months. Even today, cuckoo clocks are unique, mainly due to the wooden cuckoo bird, which comes out of the small door every hour and half-hour and calls the time.

Additional variety of goods

In addition to our large selection of Black Forest cuckoo clocks, we also offer quality craftsmanship from other parts of Germany. Christmas items and figures, crafted and carved out of wood from the “Erzgebirge”, Nutcrackers, Steiff teddy bears, authentic beer mugs from the “Westerwald”, and glass products directly made on our premises, by our Glassblowers Michael and Axel.

Black Forest Clocks, which is the best?

We are sorry to dissapotion you, but there is no such thing as best Black Forest Clock. All of our time pieces come with the authentic "Made in Germany" quality mechanical movement and wood.
Each and every clock is unique and special in its own way and style.
Here is a simple answer; the best cuckoo clock is the one you pick!
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