Largest Cuckoo Clock: All About It

Cuckoo clocks are one of the most astounding types of clocks there are. They are not only a great antique peace for where ever you put them, they also just lighten up the mood. Researching around in fascination of the cuckoo clocks, I wondered as to what the largest cuckoo clock in the world is like. So today in this article I decided to write elaborately just on that

A Short Documentary On The Largest Cuckoo Clock

The largest cuckoo clock is in Germany (Triberg-Schonach) measuring the dimensions of 4.5 meters x 4.5 meters or in other words nerly 15 ( 14.7 ) feet in both height and width. This clock in Germany has held its title of the world’s largest cuckoo clock since 1997 and it is the most major tourist attraction in Eble Uhren-Park

This master piece of a clock was created by Ewald and Ralf Eble who created this clock using native black forest craftsmanship method which they have been practicing for decades.

Fun Fact

The biggest Cuckoo Clock weighs nearly 6 tonnes. And for those of you who are wondering the cuckoo itself weighs a whopping 330 pounds

Moreover, the swinging pendulum of the clock is nearly 26 feet long and swings quite gracefully quite a few times each and every day

As you might have guessed, just like the conventional cuckoo clocks, the world’s largest cuckoo clocks comes with 2 weights, one of which helps in making the pendulum move and the other helps drive the cukoo. One can only imagine from the size of this masterpiece, the amount of mastery, precision and time it would have taken its makers to actually go through with the whole project completely as obviously each and every piece of the clock would have needed to be customized and made by hands. Furthermore when the tourist of the clock can actually go in the clock just like a regular house and see the actual mechanics of the clock taking place which is nothing less than amazing. The clock was made in 1994 and took the name of the biggest cuckoo clock in 1997 like we mentioned before. It took the clock nearly 5 years to complete

A picture of the Largest Cuckoo Clock

The clock rings and moves every 30 minutes. Moreover, tours of this cuckoo clock are offered in a variety to languages so if you are tourist visiting the place you can have the following languages to your avail

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

The conventional opening hours vary depneding on the time of the year. For instance From easter to October the timing of the clock are from Monday to saturday 9 A.M To 6 P.M. and from November to Easter the open timings are from 11 A.M. To 5 P.M. But, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic going on as of now, the clock along with most of the tourist’ places in the country are closed. But eventually as the pandemic clears out the clock would regain its original timings.

Moving on there is also a 2 Euro fee for anyone willing to go in and young children under the age of 10 years are free to enter without having to pay anything

More About The Location Of Largest Cuckoo Clock

The clock is a big example of a little piece of German culture. This is the biggest cuckoo clock in the world. And it represents everything the cuckoo clock is famous for internationally. Precision, craftsmanship, and a passion for cuckoos. For cuckoos? But why in the world for cuckoos you ask? Well, for those of you who don’t know The Black Forest ( Germany ) is the birthplace of the cuckoo clock. This low mountain range in southwestern Germany is a hub of Europe’s clock-making tradition. About 100 kilometers southwest of Stuttgartis Triberg. In the early 19th century, one in every threeclocks in the world was made in this area.

Today, all genuine Black-Forest cuckoo clocks are made here, suits the location right! The clock occupies an entire house like we discussed. The mechanism is four and a half by four and a half meters big – a world record and a masterpiece of engineering. The cuckoo clock is far more than a quaint relic of rural Germany. It’s an international hit, a bestseller and a tourist magnet.

Over eight million people come to the Black Forest region every year – and not just because of the cuckoo clocks, but for the music as well. You can find the finest cuckoo clocks here and take them as a souvenieer though they might be a bit more expensive then you might think. The Black Forest cuckoo clock is typically hand-carved in the shape of a farmhouse.

One story claims that clock-master Franz Anton Ketterer invented the cuckoo clock in the early 17th century. At the time, the Black Forest was already churning out clocks. Farmers used the long winter months to make the timepieces at their kitchen tables and earn a little extra.

They had plenty of material right outside the door like wood. Many of the woodcarvers in the location are carrying on along family tradition.

There are people here who have been carving cuckoo cocks for over decades and there are quite a few of them. Moreover, there are also places here from you can customize your own type of cuckoo clock how you like. A custom cuckoo clock can work rather quite great as gift as you can guess.

The cuckoo clocks here are made of limewood because it’s easy to work with. Any desired shape can be stenciled onto it and then sawn out. The woodcarvers take these shapes and turn them into the exquisitely detailed pieces that adorn the housings.

Cuckoo clocks have been made here for over 125 years

All the clocks here are made by hand – and to give you an estimate the area and its craftsmen produce a near total of 6-thousand five hundred per year. All the components, including the workings, are made in the area. The finished cuckoo clocks are shipped all over the world. The traditional models are the most popular internationally.

Height Of The Largest Cuckoo Clock

The largest Cuckoo clock is 4.5 meters x 4.5 meters or in other words nerly 15 ( 14.7 ) feet in both height and width. It is located in Germany and is in form of an actual house as one would expect from a cuckoo clock

Hopefully, this article was helpful about informing you a bit about the largest cuckoo clock and its geography, if you have any related questions, feel free to use the comment section below.

And last but not least if you are interested in knowing why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices” Hopefully, this article was an interesting read, stay tuned to ohmyclock for more interesting articles regarding clocks

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