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Festival in Schonach in the Black Forest

processionThe traditional festival in Schonach in the Central Black Forest began today (5th September 2009) with a grand festival procession. The procession set off for the festival marquee at 3 pm sharp, where the festival was officially opened at 3.30 pm with the tapping of the keg.

tapping of the kegThere will be plenty of music and high spirits in the large festival marquee from today until Monday evening with something to suit all tastes. Party music on Saturday evening, traditional oompah music and folk music on Sunday and Monday as well as entertainment in local dialect.

There is a large fun fair next to the marquee with a chairoplane, dodgems, a merry-go-round and all kinds of sweet temptations.

Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

The Cuckoo Clock (in German: Kuckucksuhr) is the typical clock of the Black Forest with artistic carvings. It is manufactured in the Black Forest to this day.

Cuckoo clocks were probably built for the first time in the Black Forest between 1730 and 1750. The original handcrafted production developed into an industry in the Black Forest from the 19th century. A good cuckoo clock has several functions: the doors open and close, the cuckoo takes a bow every hour and moves its beak and wings at the same time.

Find more about the typical Black Forest Clocks, e.g. the world's largest Cuckoo Clocks in Schonach and Triberg, or the German Clock and Watch Museum in Furtwangen.