Typical Black Forest

Cuckoo Clock
Photo: Cuckoo Clock

Information in brief


Who doesn't think of the Bollenhut, the traditional ladies' hat topped with pom-poms, cuckoo clocks and Black Forest gateau when the Black Forest is mentioned?

These are really clichés which have often been propagated by sentimental films with a regional background. The inhabitants of the Black Forest Black Forest eat other things besides the famous ham, and they don't go around in traditional costume every day.

Nevertheless, customs and traditions are cultivated in the Black Forest and not many people will refuse a piece of Black Forest gateau. Woodcarvers make artistic products and the farmhouses are maintained and also lived in.