by Cuckoo Forest | Jan 19, 2021 | Blog
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 will be sure to last you for years to come.
Before making your decision, there is also plenty of information that will help guide you in the right direction. This includes info regarding price, various clock elements, installation requirements, sound options, and more.
Here is all the information you will need to make the right decision as well as important information about maintaining your German cuckoo clock so that it will remain in your family for generations.
We only work with the best manufacturers in Germany to sell you fully authenic, Black Forest cuckoo clocks. In particular, there are six manufacturers that we know and trust to produce these clocks. They are: Anton Schneider, Hekas, Hönes, Hubert Herr, Rombach & Haas, and Trenkle Uhren. Purchasing a clock from these manufacturers also comes with the esteemed VDS certificate of authenticity.
Do keep in mind that quartz movement clocks do not come with a VDS certificate, as they do not meet the requirements for this certification. VDS clocks must have a mechanical clock movement, which quartz movement clocks do not. Additionally, VDS certified clocks must also be produced in the Black Forest region.
Before discussing the various elements you can choose from when selecting a cuckoo clock, it is important to understand the pricing of these clocks. More detailed clocks will obviously have a higher price than simple clocks. There are some general guidelines to keep in mind that will help you select a clock that is in your budget. No matter what clock you choose, you can be sure that it will be totally handmade and of the highest quality.
- 1-day movement clocks are usually less expensive than 8-day movement clocks
- Clocks with musical elements are more expensive than those without. More musical tones or melodies are also more expensive than those with fewer tones or melodies.
- The more carvings there are, the higher the price will be. If the carvings are hand painted and hand carved also means the price will be higher
- Additional hand-carved elements also result in a higher price- such as a roof, cuckoo bird, or clock hands
- The overall number and size of the carved elements will help determine the price
- Clock size- the larger the clock, the higher the price
- Clocks with a night shut-off feature will be more expensive than those without
As you make your decision about which cuckoo clock is right for you, there are several pieces of information to keep in mind. First, it is important to know that there are two main styles of cuckoo clocks which you can choose from- Chalet clocks and Carved clocks.
Chalet clocks feature a carved house- usually a typical German Alpine house. There are also usually additional complications involved with Chalet clocks, such as moving figurines enacting every day life scenarios. These figurines may be dancing, chopping wood, or drinking beer. There are also usually hand-carved animals as part of the scene and additional elements such as water wheels.
Carved cuckoo clocks typically show popular scenes from nature. There are always numerous animals included- such as birds and deer, as well as trees with intricately carved leaves. Sometimes, a hunting scene is depicted.
Mechanical vs. Quartz Movements
There are two types of cuckoo clocks you can purchase- mechanical movement clocks and quartz movement clocks. The difference has to do with whether or not you want to wind your clock in order for it to continue to operate.
Traditional cuckoo clocks feature mechanical clock movements. These movements have to be regularly wound in order for the clock to continue working. You have the option of either a 1-day movement (which must be wound every day) or an 8-day movement (which must be wound once a week). The movements are controlled by weights which are typically in the shape of fir cones. In order for a cuckoo clock to be a genuine Black Forest clock, the movements have to also be produced in the region (in addition to the clock itself).
Quartz movement cuckoo clocks take away the need for winding and are powered by batteries. While these lack the traditional feel of the mechanical movement clocks, they offer an easier way to have a traditional looking clock in the home without the work of having to wind it. You will find that these clocks are just as high of quality as mechanical movement clocks, it is just a matter of preference and cost when determining which type of clock you desire.
The cuckoo call is yet another element that epitomizes the German cuckoo clock. Both mechanical movement and quartz movement clocks will have cuckoo calls, although the production of the sound is different.
In mechanical movement clocks, the cuckoo call is produced by the clock’s movement (a separate weight controls the cuckoo call). Two air chambers produce the distinct call which fill with air and “whistle out” according to the time. In addition to the cuckoo call, most clocks will also have a cuckoo bird that moves or flaps its wings when the call is sounded.
Quartz movement clocks also have a cuckoo call, but the call is produced electronically.
Other Musical Elements
There are numerous other musical elements that a cuckoo clock might have in addition to the cuckoo call. If you purchase a Carved Clock with musical elements, it will likely contain popular German folk songs such as “Edelweiss” or “Der fröhliche Wanderer.” If you purchase a Chalet Clock that features beer drinkers, the clock may play traditional songs such as “In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus” or “Trink, Brüderlein Trink.” Should you purchase an 8-day movement clock, music will play at the top of each hour. 1-day movement clocks will play music at each half hour as well as at the top of each hour.
Quartz movement clocks also feature musical elements and will typically play music at the top of each hour. They can contain up to 12 different melodies, where as mechanical movement clocks typically have two melodies.
Clocks will also feature a varying number of tones (as we mentioned previously, more tones typically result in a higher price, but also a higher quality of sound). Usually there are between 18 and 36 tones.
Many cuckoo clocks will contain at least some moving figurines. These may be animals, dancers, beer drinkers lifting their glasses, wood choppers swinging axes, dancing couples, children, and more. These figurines typically animate and move as music plays. If these figurines are hand carved or hand painted, the price will be higher.
Numerous clocks also feature a moving cuckoo bird in addition to the cuckoo call. The bird may flap its wings or move in and out when the call is sounded.
Types of Wood
The majority of cuckoo clocks that you will find for sale at the Cuckoo Forest are made from Linden wood, which comes from the Linden tree that is local to the Black Forest region where these clocks are produced. Occasionally, Maple wood is used in place of Linden wood.
Night Shut-Off Features
Cuckoo clocks sound every hour or every half hour. During the day, this is a lovely experience. However, many people prefer to have quiet during the night. This is especially important if you have young children who are light sleepers. If you sleep in listening range of your cuckoo clock, you likely want to purchase a clock that has a night shut-off feature.
There are two main options for shutting off the sound at night. The first is a manual shut-off, which you must activate each night by turning a lever that quiets the clock. The other type is an automatic shut-off, which is much more convenient. With this feature, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn the lever each night.
You have to be very careful when shipping a cuckoo clock, as you do not want to damage the various elements of the clock, such as the chains or the figurines. When shipping, first remove the pendulum. Always make sure the clock chains are pulled up and secure them with a piece of string. You do not want the chains to get twisted or for them to fall off of the inner wheels. Additionally, place a piece of paper in the spiral gong of the clock. Be sure to add a lot of padding (such as newspapers) to secure the clock in place in the shipment box. Do not use small packing elements like peanuts as they could get stuck inside the clock.
Place the clock and the wrapped pendulum in a box. Most of the time, you will not need to ship your weights with the clock (unless you are shipping the clock to a friend). If shipping back to the store for service, include your personal information such as your name, address, email address, and phone number.
Be sure to consult your user manual when installing your new cuckoo clock. Keep the box your clock arrived in in case you ever need to use it to ship your clock back. There are a few main points to keep in mind when installing your clock, but always consult your manual before beginning the installation process.
First, it is important that you select a secure wall to mount your clock on. Authentic cuckoo clocks can weigh a significant amount, so be sure to find a solid stud in the wall and use that for mounting. You also need to have plenty of space (several feet) below your clock in order to have room for your chains and weights to hang freely. Make sure that you do not turn your clock upside down. This can cause your chains to fall off of the wheels of the clock.
Warranty and Caring for Your Clock
All of our Black Forest clocks come with a 24-month warranty for mechanical parts. It is rare to experience an issue with your clock, but should a problem arise, we will work with you to solve the problem and get your clock back to perfect working order.
To ensure your clock runs for a long time, it is best to have regular maintenance performed on the clock every 5 years or so. This will only help to preserve and extend the life of your clock. Having your clock professionally cleaned and oiled will ensure your clock lasts for generations. The mechanical movements in your clock are meant to last around 30 years, and potentially more if you keep up with regular maintenance. On your end, you can help preserve the life of your clock by not exposing it to extreme temperatures (either hot or cold). Keep your clock indoors and away from dusty or humid conditions.
Should you ever need new parts, you can come back to our website or to the website of your clock’s manufacturer. You may also consider going to a website such as timesavers.com which specializes in clock parts.
by Cuckoo Forest | Jan 19, 2021 | Blog
Germany is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe.
In addition to the various physical attractions found in Germany, the country is also known for its rich history and culture that draws tourists from all over the world. In this region, German Cuckoo Clocks are very famous clocks.
Germany is intent on doing everything possible to preserve its rich history through traditional festivals. There are many festivals in a German calendar year.
If you are looking to have full German tour experience, make it a point to visit this wonderful country during one of the major festivals. Here is a guide we published if you ever plan to visit the famous Black Forest region. Click here to read the travel guide.
There are plenty of traditional festivals combining ancient customs with modern carousing. The following are some of the main festivals and holidays in Germany.
Fasching/ Carnival Season
Also known as Fasnacht.
Fasching is the German carnival season that normally happens in February during the days leading up to the Ash Wednesday.
In most regions, Fasching officially kicks off on November 11 at 11:11 am. The festival is characterized by parades and parties, feasting and frivolity, and people rocking masks and costumes.
In this period, participants are encouraged to really let loose before the austerity of Lent. During Fasching period, there are various balls, parades, and dancing in the streets of almost every town in Germany. The Black Forest is also situated in Germany.
The masks and costumes allow common people to make fun of their kings and princesses without fearing reprisal. Comic plays, skits, and speeches are also quite common during this fun festival. If you want to visit at the climax of the festival, make sure you are there on Thursday that is before Ash Wednesday. That’s when things go absolutely crazy.
Erntedankfest is an old German festival that literally means ‘Thanks for the Harvest’.
This is like the German version of the American holiday Thanksgiving, only without the turkey. Like most German festivals, Erntedankfest is rooted in religion and is celebrated by both Catholics and Protestants.
The festival is normally held on the first Sunday of October whereby churches are decorated with large wheat crowns and a display of fruits and vegetables. In some parts of Germany, baskets are filled with foodstuff then distributed to the needy after the festival.
Also known as Wiesn, Oktoberfest is one of the most famous festivals in the world and also the largest folk festival in the world.
Over the past 10 years, the festival has attracted millions of visitors annually who are mostly interested in the millions of liters of beer available.
With the main venue in Munich, the festival runs for about two to three weeks from late September to mid-October.
The festival is a vital part of the Bavarian culture and has been held for over 2 centuries in Germany and also in other cities where it was adopted. During the festival, large quantities of beer are consumed. For instance, in 2013, about 7.7 million liters of Oktoberfest beer was consumed.
In addition to the beer, there are other attractions like amusement rides, games, side stalls, parades, and a variety of traditional dishes to try. If you are not interested in the Munich celebrations, take a trip to Black Forest Germany where they also celebrate the festival in style.
What else do you want to see in Black Forest Germany? Cuckoo clock shops! This article introduces the history of the cuckoo clock and the Black Forest region. Before you buy your first cuckoo clock, make sure you read this article: how to buy your first cuckoo clock?
Also known as the Christmas Markets, Weihnachtsmarkte takes place throughout the country where most Christmas markets are decorated to look like Victorian towns featuring Christmas-light-filled booths that sell various German delicacies. In addition to food, there are various holiday-themed festivals in some of the bigger Christmas markets. Some of these include Ferris wheels, choral concerts, merry go rounds, and fireworks.
The Kinderzeche is a festival aimed at celebrating children.
It is based on an old 17th-century legend of Children who helped free the town of Dinkelsbuhl from Swedish troops who had taken over during a war.
Since then, the children of Dinkelsbuhl have been given an annual party which includes a parade, sword dances, and a reenactment of the events that led to the Swedish surrender. The kids are also given a cone full of sweets to honor their predecessors’ bravery.
Being a Christian nation, Germany has lots of holidays and festivals rooted in Christianity.
Like the rest of the world, the Germans also celebrate Christmas, Easter, and other popular Christian holidays. During these holidays, shops, agencies, offices, and schools are closed.
During these holidays, it is recommended to tour different parts of the country to experience how they celebrate them in their unique way.
For instance, the Black Forest is a great place to experience the Easter holidays in Germany.
by Cuckoo Forest | Jan 11, 2021 | Blog
In the state of Baden Wurttemberg in Southwestern Germany, there is a large forested mountain range called Black Forest Germany. The general dark color of the countless pine trees that grow in this region inspired the dark name. The name “Black Forest” was first time used by Romans.
The Roman soldiers were walking through Germany and their path was blocked by a dark, dense forest. They called it “Silva Nigra”, which means “Black Forest” in their Latin language. The state of Baden Wurttemberg in Southwestern corner has one of Germany’s most beautiful natural landscapes.
The German Black Forest region is nearly rectangular in shape with a length of 160 kilometers and breadth of equal to 60 kilometers. The German Black Forest is a mountainous land at about 200-1500 meters above sea level.
Many people say that they call it the Black Forest Mountains because, in the wooded areas, it seems dark on the mountains from the shadows of all the trees. During the last ice age, the Black Forest was covered with glaciers.
The German Black Forest includes the Titisee, the Mummelsee and the Feldsee which are the important lakes of natural, freezy origin. One of the most famous places for tourists in the Black Forest is Titisee.
It is the largest natural lake that lengthens for almost 2 kilometers. According to geological history, the German Black Forest is covered with the sandstone on the top of a core of metaphoric rock.
Originally, the German Black Forest is a mixed forest of evergreen trees. In the middle of the 19thcentury, the German Black Forest was almost fully deforested by in-depth forestry and was latterly replanted, largely with tidy monocultures.
There are many historic towns for the tourists in German Black Forest. It includes Altensteig, Schiltach, Gengenbach, Haslach, Baden Baden, Calw, Freiburg, and Staufen. Some of the German Black Forest villages are of 100 years old and have a picturesque shop, churches, and many other buildings.
Triberg – Germany’s Highest Waterfalls:
Triberg is famous for Germany’s highest waterfalls. It is located directly on the black forest railway which has a universal fall of 163 meters. The area around the waterfalls entrance is similar to the Disneyland. The countryside around Triberg is remarkable.
Triberg Waterfalls have three entrances, which are reached by the dint of paths, steps, and footbridges. Tourists from far off lands, come to Triberg and enjoy this outstanding scenic beauty and are amazed at Triberg’s artistic nature.
German Cuckoo Cock
German Cuckoo Clock a popular that they have been made in the region. A cuckoo clock is generally a pendulum-regulated clock that hit the hours with a sound and has a robotic cuckoo bird that moves with each note.
Some move their wings, open and close their beaks while inclining ahead, whereas the other birds, only tilt their body onwards. The system to produce the cuckoo call has persisted almost without contrast till the present.
The German Cuckoo Clock has been in use since the middle of the 19thcentury. The German Cuckoo clock occurrence and advancement was made in southwestern Germany in the Black Forest.
From the mid of 1850 and so on, German Cuckoo Clock was exported to the rest of the world. The Cuckoo Clock has now become one of the cultural portrait of Germany and the most favorite memory of travelers in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
Many decades before clock making was established in the German Black Forest in 1629. The first known description of a modern cuckoo clock was encircled by Philipp Hainhofer who was a nobleman of Germany’s oldest cities.
The cuckoo clock design has now become ordinary. Most of the designs of a cuckoo clock are made in the “traditional style” which is also known as “Carved” which are then hang on a wall.
In this style, the wooden box is furnished with carved leaves and animals. The clock has a robotic type bird that comes through a small catch door while the clock is visible.
As the clock strikes, the bird is usually created to act normally by mode of an arm that pushes the back of the carving. German Cuckoo Clock development has turned into box designs and the cuckoo clock actions are produced in the area.
Now, the German Black Forest Cuckoo Clock has a traditional design. A colored wide square wooden display beyond which all the work of the clock is attached is known as “Shield Clock”.
The German Cuckoo Clock door is usually an arc of particularly furnished wood which is on the top of the square. In this model, the clockwork is adjoining with no cabinet. The background of the clock industry and of its watchmakers is shown by German Black Forest Museum which is in Furtwangen.
German Black Forest Cake:
The English name for the German dessert is German Black Forest Cake. It is a chocolate sponge cake that has a rich cherry filling ground. In this cake, there are usually four layers of mixed cream, cherries and chocolate sponge cake. It is decorated with different eating materials such as chocolate sprinkles, decorating cherries and is frozen with whipped cream.
It is stated by some of the origins that the German Black Forest Cake name has come by the motivation of the customary outfit of the Black Forest region women in which they have a feature of the hat with great, red pom-poms on top called Bollenhut.
Europe Park in Germany made a record of the world’s largest original German Black Forest Cake that was set at this place. The weight of this cake was 3000 kg and was 10m in diameter. For its formation, almost 40 kg of chocolate sprinkles,700 liters of cream,800 kg of cherries,120 liters of cherry water,5,600 eggs and 800 kg of cherries.
German Black Forest Honey:
German Black Forest Honey is a distinctive type of honey. In Europe, German Black Forest honey is examined as a specialty. The characteristics of German Black Forest Honey are its slightly sweet flavor, strong and dark color that is made of sun water droplets. Beas collects the nectar from the sugary dew fruit fly, instead of harvesting the nectar from the flowers themselves.
Honey Dew is the scientific name of German Black Forest honey. This honey is differentiated from the other types of honey in such a way because of lack of monosaccharide’s in it and of its dark color. It also has a specialty containing a high level of anti-oxidants.
The high level of oxidizing glucose activity in honeydew enriches it as a high antioxidant and antibacterial. There is a high percentage of the mineral, simple sugars, powder, mineral salts and minerals. Its mineral salts include acids, potassium, amino acids, the high percentages of PH and proteins.
German Black Forest Honey is used for many health remedies as well as in cooking. Honey cures many of the diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, arthritis, bladder infections and for cholesterol level.
If the arthritis patients take honey daily than if they couldn’t walk or move forward because of arthritis, so they will start walking without pain. It will also eliminate the harmful germs in a bladder.
According to some information, if we take the pure honey with our food daily so then it will reduce the sickness of cholesterol. Another medical point of view for honey is that it helps in digestion and flow.
It also helps in treating cough and act as coughing syrup. This point of honey has to be noticed that do not ever boil or microwave honey; as by doing this, heat will kill all the natural enzymes present in it.
It helps in fastening the healing process; it contains high dosage of anti-oxidant, it increases the body immune system, it cut down the blood sugar level as it is good for diabetes diet program, it restores body stamina,the symptoms of uric acid are calm down by its usage, it reduces the cholesterol level, the stomach ulcers are cured by its use, it strengthens the liver, it neutralizes gastric acid.
Black Forest Holidays:
Black Forest Holidays are the most amazing experience that can happen to a German enthusiast or anyone interested in old world life. Hasenhorn Coaster is a famous ride for those with an eye on adventure.
A person shared his experience and told that a chairlift transported him to the above area and the scenic beauty made him forget that if he falls down from the chairlift then what will happen.
The safety bars are very secure and it doesn’t matter than that how fast you are moving. The coaster’s track is 2.9 km long and the height is almost 30 feet above and with the moving coaster your senses might get numb.
The Black Forest is an area which is 200 km in length and is situated in the south-west direction of Germany. It’s a tiny rectangular land but what makes it a fascinating treat to watch as it is filled with the diversity of nature. This is the reason why it has become one of the most important holiday destinations for the tourist attraction.
It is said that hiking was invented here as a fun activity confirms Baden, who collected this information in 1864 when he opened the first tourist guide center. The tracks are filled up with meadows, forests, and lakesides. The Black Forest is a huge playground and the spirit of adventure is teaming in its DNA.
There are almost 350 hotels near the campsites and adventurous areas and they offer different packages to capture the attention of the tourists.
A Hochschwarzwald Card can be achieved on the Black Forest Holidays by the tourists if they stay in any of these hotels for two days or more than that. The benefit of this card is that they can get the validity to visit 70 attractions.
Happy Team Badges are also distributed amongst the successful groups. Delicious dinners and buffet meals are served and different fun loving activities are organized by the teams. Most importantly it’s a fun loving place for kids and they want to visit it again and again.
Dwarf size tree houses are also present over there. You can crawl into the house to see how well decorated it is. There are so many attractions for them like water slides and camping at night etc. This is a significant place which brings the people of different cultures together in adventurous activities hence breaking the barriers of differences between them.
Black Forest gateau:
Black Forest gateau is a British English name for the Black Forest Cake. It is a dessert which is now famous almost all over the world. Even we prefer to cut the Black Forest gateau on the celebrations like birthdays and weddings. It is decorated with red or black cherries on the top.
The name of this cake is taken after the tart cherries as it has the cherry pit yummy flavor and delicious ingredients which gives it a distinctive flavor. The mixed textures of cherries, cream, and chocolate sponge make the cake a delight to eat and this very recipe originated back from Germany.
The several layers of sponge cake are sandwiched with whipped fluffy cream and cherries. The addition of sour cherries adds up to the taste of rum in the cake which makes the customers intoxicated after eating it. Different spirits are made from the dried up sour cherries and vine here is expensive, famous and rich in taste.
In Asian countries, the Black Forest gateau is prepared without wine because there are mostly Muslim countries and wine is prohibited over there. But this doesn’t decrease the value of the cake in any case. True Black Forest gateau is decorated with black cherries as the color black is made prominent.
The world record of the largest Black Forest gateau was held in the Europa Park on 16th July 2006. It was organized by K&U Bakery. The gateau was almost 3,000 kg in weight in which 700 liters of whipped cream, 5600 eggs, 800 kg of cherries, 40 kg of chocolate and 120 liters of kirsch was used.
Black Forest Games:
Black Forest Games is a company of developing video games and is situated in Offenburg, Germany. They developed a huge variety of games for the kids as well as the adults and there are also such games that can be played between the teams and there are game cafes where they can bet and play.
People who are best at gaming can also win money by winning the games and there are also bumper prizes for them at times. They wait for the competitions and before that, they are fully involved in practicing at home on Play Station 3 & 4, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
The game which gained popularity was Arcania: Fall of Setarrif. It was released in 2011 but the Spellbound Entertainment company lost its shares. After the company failed in jolting its powers as before, then established the Black Forest Games was founded by the organizers of Spellbound.
Luckily, it became so famous that it gained popularity all over Europe and surpassed all the Spellbound assets. The team of 105 members developed a wide range of Black Forest Games series and they are liked by many customers and are being sold like hot cakes.
Black Forest Food and Specialties:
The Black Forest region is basically well recognized for its scenic beauty, adventurous activities and spellbound landscapes. The food here is awesome in taste and now the variety of restaurants are there to instill the taste of the different regions including continental foods.
Even the menus of village guest houses have treats in an offer and the rates are so reasonable and affordable.
Black Forest ham is a specialty of this region which is mostly served in the breakfast along with the light snacks. It is also included in the asparagus dishes of the region.
Your holiday dining experience along with regional specialties on reasonable rates will be amazing and the specialties include goose liver, Venison Baden, Ring cake, vanilla and poppy seed cake and last but not least the Black Forest cake.
Black Forest food is very famous for its well-cooked dishes and the garnishing here is amazing. They are mostly fond of eating desserts this is the reason that you will find a huge variety of desserts in the restaurants.
A Vesper is a fare that can be enjoyed between the meals when you enter this region. It includes homemade dishes like sausages, trout, ham and crusty farmer’s bread.
All the things are served fresh and it is perfect for digestion. Low amount of salts and spices are used in this region. The local people of Black Forest eat a Vesper instead of the evening meal as they consider it a good enough diet which easily satiates their belly.
The vines are of great worth and quality. They are available in a rich variety of flavors including Gutedel, Nobling, Riesling, and Kerner. If wine-tasting is your hobby then you can receive the invitation from the villagers to taste the best vintages and experience the huge variety of wine.
Mostly after taking a Vesper between the meals, people prefer to drink the cocktail alcohol having fruit contents and for generations, it is being created in this area. People here are mostly farmers and are best in the fields.
They create a variety of tastes which attract the tourist attention. “Zibartle” is also preferred in this region which is made of sloe plums and has a unique rich taste.
The quality of food and variety in the dishes of the Black Forest food informs us about the high priority of the Black Forest region, that how particular they are in choosing and creating the food items.
Mostly all the food items are served fresh and are rich in proteins, vitamins, and carbohydrates. From highly rated guest houses to small village cottages, there is no compromise in the taste and you can enjoy one vegetable cooked in several varieties of ways.
Black Forest Winters:
Black Forest winter season is a treat to watch and it is as fascinating as the summers are. The tourists never surrender to come here in any specific season. The hotels and restaurants are open throughout the year.
In the Black Forest winters, due to extreme chillness and harsh climate, there is extensive snowfall and mostly the Black Forest trees are covered in snow.
The wide grasslands are also covered under the thick sheet of snow which makes it a pure winter wonderland.
There are numerous slopes, depressions, and hilly areas, where the guests can enjoy skiing and ice skating without any risk in the Black Forest winters. It is a perfect family picnic place in winters. Most of the low mountain ranges are situated near the Black Forest region.
Two feet snow is quite common here and the region comprises of castles, tiny cottages, and villages. The people here live a simple lifestyle and are very hard working.
They are very close to nature this is the reason why they don’t like fights and bloodshed. It is the region of peace and tranquility. We feel like the fantasy tales of Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are created in the Black Forest winters as the effect of this region are so mesmerizing.
The Black Forest is an amazing region full of the touches of a fantasy world as we have discussed. It is blessed by so many amazing features which not only inspire the youngsters but also the adults. It is surrounded by the Rhine Valley from the western and southern sides.
Feldsburg is its highest peak which has the elevation of 1, 493 meters. The hills here mostly form plateaus near the Black Forest Foothills.
The mountain ranges descend on the northern and eastern sides. The main catchment area is situated in the Central Black Forest whereas the Southeastern Black Forest contains the catchments of the upper areas.
The people here are very welcoming and friendly and the environment is very peaceful. People mostly come here in vacations to enjoy in this heavenly place.
It surpasses in every category, whether we talk about the food, hotels, desserts or decoration pieces. You must visit the Black Forest area in Germany to experience the unbelievable divine feeling.