"Wood carvers and cuckoo clocks!" Top 5 Page for this destination Triberg by CatherineReichardt

Triberg Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 96 photos

The pretty little town of Triberg is one of the most heavily touristed towns in the Black Forest, and home to the largest Cuckoo Clock Capital of the World.

Wood carving has long been a local speciality and is now one of the mainstays of the tourist economy. Although it originated as a folk craft to while away those long, cold, dark winter nights before TV, it is now big business, and Hauptstrasse (the main street) is lined with wood carving studios and cuckoo clock emporia that will appeal to anyone with a sneaking admiration for high kitsch.

Unlikely though it might seem, Triberg also boasts Germany's highest series of waterfalls, which are easily accessible from a car park off the main road. To my mind, the falls are pretty rather than spectacular, but are charming in the context of the surrounding woodland which is also home to a group of enchanting red squirrels.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The falls and surrounding woodland are lovely and easily accessible
  • Cons:Crowded in the high season and your worst nightmare if you're allergic to kitsch!
  • In a nutshell:Pretty little town that's well worth a stop if you're in the area
  • Last visit to Triberg: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2011
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  • Aunt_Bertha's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Would you believe that I did escape Triberg without a cuckoo clock or a wood carving? No kidding!! I prefer buying local food, although it's not a lasting souvenir ;-)


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