In the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, artisan cuckoo clock makers keep alive a tradition that has lasted for centuries. Carving intricate patterns and folkloric scenes, they build beautiful cuckoo clocks with a fairytale charm. And in this corner of Germany, amongst the winding paths and dense foliage, one artisan stands out above the rest – Juergen Herr.
Carrying on his family’s legacy, Herr has dedicated his life to creating some of the world’s most intricate and beautiful cuckoo clocks. Alongside his father, son, and his team at House of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, he produces clocks that are a testament to the rich history and artistry of this idiosyncratic craft.
We sat down with the expert clock maker, and this week’s insightful destination expert, to find out just what goes into creating the charming timepieces that have captured imaginations for centuries.
Don’t forget to test your travel knowledge against Juergen in our Insightful Trivia Game.
Visit Herr at his Black Forest workshop on the Best of Germany tour