Deep in the heart of the Black Forest, our next stop of Triberg is a mid-sized town that takes excellent advantage of its cuckoo-clock heritage.
The Gutach River flows through town after tumbling down Germany's highest waterfall just upstream.
We learned from the museum in Furtwangen that the cuckoo clock as we know it was created for a contest in 1850 by Friedrich Eisenlohr. He was a railway architect and modeled his Bahnhäusler clock design after a railroad house. His idea of shaping a clock like a little house revolutionized the cuckoo clock making industry. These clocks became incredibly popular, especially among tourists during the late 19th century heyday of the romantic "Grand Tour" era.
So German and charming!
The Gutach River tumbles 500 feet down in several bounces.
Aside from the couple patches of ice that were suuuuper slippery and honestly a little scary lol, it was a fun hike!
Chris and I split this in-cred-i-ble wild berry sunday. It was so good. Almost worth driving 4 hours back for good.
Our family in Triberg, Germany on Sunday February 19th 2017.
Last adventure of this trip coming soon: Baden-Baden!