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 small inn. Many craftsmen settled in this area over the centuries, causing the Black Forest to be known for its handicrafts. Today, it is important for us to keep up the tradition of craftsmanship and to uphold small handicraft merchants or companies.
The Black Forest is known mainly for its cuckoo clocks. Black Forest Clocks came about in the 17th century when farmers would be unable to work in the wintertime because of the harsh conditions. They would take the leftover wood from the summer and start to carve clocks in different styles, often with forest motifs. Even today, cuckoo clocks are unique, mainly due to the wooden cuckoo bird which comes out of a 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 made directly on our premises by our glass artists Michael and Axel.
Black Forest Clocks, which to choose?
All of our time pieces come with the authentic "Made in Germany" quality mechanical movement. Each and every clock is unique and special in its own way and style.
Need help deciding which to pick? Check out our guide here!