Collecting German coo coo clocks
The very first Black Forest Coo coo clock was created over two centuries ago by Franz Kettler in a small village in Germany. German coo coo clocks have since become a very popular and highly desired item. The first coo coo clock was hand crafted, as many still are today, and featured a wood carved coo coo bird which was animated by using a variety of weights and pendulums. After Franz Kettler introduced his brilliant invention to others in the village, the Coocoo clock started its rise in popularity. During the long and bitterly cold winter months, villagers in this German regions would hold a contest of sorts to create a coo coo clock that was more detailed and unique than their neighbors’. Once spring returned to the village, they would take their creations into town and sell them.
Since that very first German coocoo clock was displayed, people from all over the world have been intrigued by these beautiful creations. The intricate designs and hand carved animated figurines steal the hearts of people of all ages. From the traditional 5 Leaf Coo coo with its walnut finish and small painted red flowers to the beautiful and elaborate Chalet clocks that tell stories from the very heart of the Black Forest. With their musical tones and their animated figures, like the ever popular wood chopper, they give a bit of German history each time they chime.
German coo coo clocks have long throughout history been a wonderful and elegant way to capture some of the intrigue from those earlier days. With each clock comes a world of tradition to whoever owns it. Just the very sight of an authentic coocoo clock can instill joy and excitement. Collecting German coo coo clocks has been a favorite pastime for centuries and looks to remain a popular one for centuries to come.