August Schwer and cuckoo clock makers

Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Maker - August Schwer The Company and its namesake, August Schwer, have become synonymous with quality clock design. Founded in 1885, the company is known the world over for its high level clocks, award-winning designs, and over all “Black...

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Ultimate Guide to German Cuckoo Clocks

Cuckoo Clock Information As beautiful as German cuckoo clocks are, they do require proper maintenance in order to remain in good working order. This includes cleaning clocks regularly and understanding how to properly wind them. If you take good care of your clock, it...

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What Makes a Cuckoo Clock Coo Coo

How is Time Kept In A Cuckoo Why is it so important to know how every mechanism moves in a cuckoo clock? The time is not just kept by the cuckoo itself but many other moving parts. These moving parts of a clock all work together to keep the time accurate. Because the...

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Nutcrackers That Actually Crack NUTS

How to Spot an Authentic German Nutcracker That is Worth its Weight in Walnuts (or Hazelnuts or Brazil nuts!)A nutcracker is a special gift that can be handed down for generations. But a good nutcracker shouldn't just sit on a shelf and be admired -it should actually...

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