World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock, Schonach

Have you ever been inside of a cuckoo clock? If not, a trip out to Schonach in the Black Forest, a village right outside of Triberg will take you to the first World’s largest cuckoo clock.

There is a €2 per person admission fee to enter the clock and it chimes every half hour. While we were there, the clock maker’s wife was running the shop. She told us that her husband, Josef Dold, built the clock in his spare time over a 3 year period of time. The clock is 35 years old. She was even so kind to move the gear so the cuckoo bird would sing its trademark coo-coo song.

Inside the clock is a small gift shop with Black Forest souvenirs and a collection of the clock maker’s handmade clocks. I found it most amazing to watch the gears moving and how simple, yet intricate the parts of the clock were. If you would like to learn more about clock making or the special cuckoo itself, I would recommend calling to make a reservation for a more specialized tour.

Tips For Your Trip:

Weltgrößte Kuckucksuhr website

Opening Times:

1000-1200 and 1300-1700


Adults: €2.00
Children 1-17: €1.00


Untertalstraße 28
78136 Schonach

Contact information:

Gabriele and Juergen Dold
Telephone: 07722-4689

While in the Black Forest…

General information about the Black Forest (Schwartzwald)

Waterfalls in Triberg (You could easily visit Germany’s highest waterfalls and the world’s larges Cuckoo clock in the same day!)

Gasthaus im Glattfelder Hotel and Restaurant in Ortenberg