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Author: avalarue

Joined: 3/10/2010
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May 03, 2013

We are going on the Great Rivers cruise this summer. It will be our first time in Germany and wonder if it's a good time to look for a cuckoo clock. If so, where is the best place to look?

Author: janice!

Joined: 3/18/2010
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May 03, 2013

The Black Forest area is the most popular place to buy them but you won't be near there. I suggest you put "where in Germany to buy cuckoo clock" and look at some of the results.

Author: nanaandpapa

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May 03, 2013

 Heidelburg might be the best location on your itinierary. It's the closest that you will be to the Black Forest.

Author: wattsed

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May 03, 2013

Although not shopping for a coo coo clock, I saw plenty of them in shops at stops around the Heidleberg area...The reason I was not any longer interested in such a clock was that I bought one when I was stationed in Germany in the military--it was a pretty large one and quite loud when it did its coo cooing...it worked pretty well for several years but one middle of the night it decided it really wanted to go coo coo and did it 63 straight times...if it would have had feathers, they would have been all over the house!! 

Author: captainlarry

Joined: 4/24/2010
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Traveler Since: 2002

May 04, 2013

I do not recall, nor do I have record in my journal, seeing or even hearing about coo-coo clocks during the Great Rivers cruise. On the Rhine and Mosel cruise, while the ship was in Strasbourg, there was a demonstration and display of coo-coo clocks on board the ship. But then Strasbourg, although technically in France, is the most convenient stop to the Black Forest, and the spot from which the Baden-Baden optional tour begins.

Author: shatzi

Joined: 3/10/2010
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Traveler Since: 2009

May 04, 2013

If I remember correctly, there was a Coo Coo Clock shop in Rothenburg.  This shop also had products authentically made in Germany and not in other countries. I hope this is helpful.

Author: avalarue

Joined: 3/10/2010
Posts: 68
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Traveler Since: 2008

May 11, 2013

Thanks. I'll be on the lookout in Rothenburg and Heidelburg. If I find one, great. If not, well, there's always another time, another river to cross!

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