Storchentag in Haslach by Wikimedia

“Storchentag” in the Black Forest

Haslach, a town in the Black Forest with 7000 people celebrates end of February the “Storchentag” (Day of the Stork). Children walk through town with white bags that is led by the “Storchenvater” the father of the stork. They call “Heraus, Heraus!” (get out). Customarily, the towns people throw sweets, fruits and pretzels out of their windows. Continue reading “Storchentag” in the Black Forest

Triberg Waterfalls, Black Forest

Germany’s highest Waterfall is in the Black Forest

Last Fall I had the pleasure to view a natural spectacle of a special kind, the waterfall in Triberg in the Black Forest. Foaming and roaring, the waters of the Gutach river plunge down 163 meters. On the paths along the waterfall cascades, I experienced this magnificent natural wonder. Continue reading Germany’s highest Waterfall is in the Black Forest

cuckoo clock

An annoying Clock that is made in the Black Forest

Cuckoo clock or Schwarzwälder Kuckucksuhr The Cuckoo clock is traditional made in the Black Forest and is known worldwide. On my visit to Triberg Waterfalls I saw many Cuckoo clocks and got to see a clockmaker at work. Often it is a wall clock whose mechanical pendulum work is equipped with a chain pendulum and percussion. The basic form of the housing has been modeled … Continue reading An annoying Clock that is made in the Black Forest