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The Black Forest Sights

Uhren Museum (Clock Museum)

  • Robert-Gerwig-Pl. 1 Map It
  • Triberg

Updated 11/13/2013

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In the center of Furtwangen, 16 km (10 mi) south of Triberg, drop in on the Uhren Museum, the largest such museum in Germany. It charts the development of Black Forest clocks and exhibits all types of timepieces, from cuckoo clocks, church clock mechanisms, kinetic wristwatches, and old decorative desktop clocks to punch clocks and digital blinking objects. The most elaborate piece is the "art clock" by local artisan August Noll, built from 1880 to 1885 and featuring the

time in Calcutta, New York, Melbourne, and London, among other places. It emits the sound of a crowing rooster in the morning, and other chimes mark yearly events. It's occasionally demonstrated during tours. You can set your own watch to the sundial built into the concrete of the square in front of the museum. This remarkable creation nearly ticks off the seconds.

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Sight Information

Address:

Robert-Gerwig-Pl. 1, Triberg, D–78120, Germany

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Phone:

07723-920–2800

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–5

Updated 11/13/2013

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