Travel to the Black Forest

Day 7 Triberg

(in 38 Km.) Cuckoo Clocks: Way of the population of Triberg, we are advancing through the valley of the river Kinzig. We passed Gutach, where is the Schwarzwald Freilicht Vogtsbauernhof or Open Air Museum of the Black Forest, a museum where are shown traditional farms originating from different parts of the region, which were dismantled and moved piece by piece until here. In Hausach we take the road towards Triberg and we stoped along the road to contemplate various cuckoo clocks, famous in this region.

Niederwasser - Cuckoo Clock

Niederwasser - Cuckoo Clock

We saw the first one to the left of the road, in the town of Niederwasser. A mere 4 kilometers to the right of the road, in Schonachbach, we found the Cuckoo Clock of Uhren. These two cuckoo clocks, together with the Schonach, are the largest in the world. A kilometer further to the left of the road, just before crossing the tunnel, we saw a third large cuckoo clock.

Triberg - Waterfall

Triberg - Waterfall

(in 8 Km.) Triberg: Lies in the middle of the Black Forest between 500 and 1038 metres above sea level. It is surrounded by deep pine forests and mountains of the Black Forest. It is crossed by the Gutach river, forming a system of cascades over 163 meters high (the highest in the Black Forest), which is its major tourism attraction. The main activities of the town are tourism and trade. It has the Regional Museum of the Black Forest and also a lot of factories of cuckoo clocks.

Triberg - Waterfall

Triberg - Waterfall

Triberg Falls (Triberger Wasserfälle) is one of the highest waterfalls in Germany with a descent of 163 m (at between 711 and 872 metres above sea level). The steep basin and the waterfalls were initially formed by two faults in the granite and then by glaciers during several glaciations of the Pleistocene. The upper part of the falls is less spectacular. To access to this environment there is an entrance fee. The waterfall consists of seven falls, along which we find ramps, stairs and balconies. It is easy to see any squirrel along the way.

Schonach - Cuckoo Clock

Schonach - Cuckoo Clock

At just two kilometers from the base of the falls is the cuckoo clock of Schonach. Unlike the others, who were part of a store, this is located in the backyard of a private home. To view it you need to pay a fee (or see it from the distance from the road). The entry, in addition to allowing you to access to the garden, include a visit to the clock machinery. It is said that this is the world´s largest cuckoo clock, although competes for this honor with the clock of Uhren.